The domestic violence charge against Arizona Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway, who was arrested last spring after a dispute with his wife in Colorado.
Barroway released a statement Tuesday saying the Pitkin County, Colorado, district attorney’s office had decided to dismiss the case against him.
“The past few months have been extremely difficult for my loved ones and for me personally,” the statement said. “As you can imagine, it was painful and frustrating to see a personal issue misrepresented in the media. He was also unable to rectify the facts due to the ongoing legal investigation. Now that this case has been completed, I can immediately say that the allegations against me were false.”
The NHL suspended Barroway indefinitely on March 23 after police said a verbal altercation between him and his wife had turned physical. Online court records showed that Barroway was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
Barroway spent a night in jail after police arrested him at an Aspen hotel, the police report said. Under a court order, he was forbidden to have contact with his wife, except for their children, and was forbidden to drink alcohol.
Barroway, a prominent hedge fund manager, owns 5% of Coyotes.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Charges against minority owner of Arizona Coyotes have been dropped