RALEIGH NC - JANUARY 28: (L) Daniel Sedin and (R) Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks answer questions from Matthew Barnaby during NHL All Star Player Media Availability apart of the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center on January 28 2011 in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Former ESPN NHL Analyst Matthew Barnaby Pleads Guilty To DWI, Avoids Jail

Matthew Barnaby, the ex-NHL player who worked as an analyst for ESPN and TSN, was arrested for the second time since May. He pleaded guilty to four violations, including driving while intoxicated.

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Matthew Barnaby Pleads Guilty To DWI, Avoids Jail

Former ESPN NHL analyst Matthew Barnaby plead guilty to four violations that were connected to a DWI arrest. From the AP:

"I'm going to do my best, take the proper measures to make sure this does not happen again," Barnaby said Tuesday evening, following an hour-long appearance in the town court in Clarence in suburban Buffalo. "I take full responsibility for everything that I've done."

Barnaby avoided jail time by agreeing to a plea deal, as well as possible deportation. He was sentenced 100 hours of community service, alcohol abuse counseling, and $1,950 in fines. He also had his license revoked after refusing to do a field sobriety test. 

On Dec. 5, Barnaby was arrested after police officers saw Barnaby in his car with visible damage on the front end and sparks emitting from it's damaged front tire. A day after the incident, Barnaby was fired from his NHL analyst job at ESPN.

"I promise -- my kids, my family, my friends. I promise I'll make them proud, this community proud," he said to reporters outside the courthouse. 


ESPN Fires NHL Analyst Matthew Barnaby Following DWI, Deportation May Be Next

Monday, ESPN terminated the contract of NHL analyst and former NFL player Matthew Barnaby after he was arrested and charged with DWI overnight.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz released a statement, saying, "We spoke with Matthew and informed him we terminated his ESPN contract, effective immediately."

Not only if he now without a job but Barnaby might also be forced to leave the country.

Barnaby might face deportation now because of his domestic violence case earlier this year, in which he was told charges would be dropped if he stay out of trouble.

Barnaby was sentenced to 500 hours of community service after the aforementioned incident involving his estranged wife and her boyfriend.

Monday morning, Barnaby failed several standard field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. The Porsche Cayenne received significant damage to the front-end as well as the rim that was missing a tire. Authorities revoked Barnaby's drivers license as well.

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