Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews faces a disorderly conduct charge stemming from an incident on May 26, in his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz.
It was not made public until The Toronto Star obtained a copy of the police report, filed May 28 by a security guard who works at Matthews' apartment complex. The report alleges that Matthews and a group of friends attempted to open car door as she sat inside completing paperwork at 2 a.m. local time. This led to a confrontation between Matthews' group and the guard during which Matthews allegedly pulled down his pants.
Matthews did not speak top the Leafs regarding the incident until after it became public knowledge on Sept. 24; general manager Kyle Dubas only learned of it through social media.
With all that in mind, here is everything we know about the circumstances surrounding Matthews' charges.
What is Auston Matthews accused of doing?
According to the police report, at 2 a.m. on May 26, Matthews and a group of friends allegedly tried to open a security guard's car door outside his apartment complex as she sat inside the car completing paperwork. When the security guard exited her vehicle, she came across Matthews and his friends, who told her "they wanted to see what she would do and believed it would be funny to see how she would respond."
As the security guard confronted Matthews and his friends — who, by her recounting of the incident, were drunk — Matthews allegedly walked away from the group and pulled down his pants, eventually bending over and grabbing his butt, though he still wore underwear. According to the guard, Matthews' friend asked her not to inform building management of the incident and said Matthews had "been doing that up and down Scottsdale Road" even after his friends warned him police could take notice.
The report notes after Matthews and his friends left, the guard continued her work and came across one of Matthews' friends again at about 2:30 a.m., who asked her not to tell building management about the incident once more.