Tough guy Michael Milbury, the current NBC/NESN/HNIC analyst who is “famous” for hitting a Rangers fan with his own shoe, is being charged with one count of assault and battery on a 12-year-old youth hockey player, one count of threats to commit a crime, and disorderly conduct. The Boston Herald has the alleged details:
The incident allegedly occurred at the end of the Winter Classic between the Boch Blazers for whom Milbury coaches and his son plays forward vs. the Boston Junior Black Hawks. It is alleged that after Milbury’s son and a player for the Black Hawks got into a scrape on the ice, Milbury charged out onto the rink and verbally berated and grabbed and shook the 12-year-old opposing player.
I mean, Milbury’s heart had to be racing, his mind on his son’s survival. TOTALLY REASONABLE. Now, we’re left with a “smug” 12-year-old “who has become a bit of celebrity because he got shaken and just barely stirred. He should let it go. He likely won’t.”
UPDATE: NBC has pulled Milbury off the air while he deals with his “affairs.” No word on the other gigs.