Judge reams out junior player
Junior hockey player Chris Doyle won the day in court Friday, but not before being subjected to a tongue-lashing from a P.E.I. judge, the CBC reports.
Doyle was found not guilty of assault after drunkenly punching a door that struck a woman in the face and broke her nose. Doyle maintains he didn't know the woman was there.
"If he was charged with being a colossal a--h---, I would find him guilty," said Judge John Douglas. "Of assault causing bodily harm, I find him not guilty."
According to the CBC, the court heard Doyle barged into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and screamed at her while searching for another man.
The girl and her roommate managed to get Doyle to leave, but he punched the door as he tried to get back in and it smacked the roommate in the face.
Doyle has pleaded guilty to a mischief charge and will be sentenced on June 7.
Doyle plays for the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Before that, he played for the P.E.I. Rocket.