NHL suspends LA Kings player Voynov over domestic violence suspicion
An early Monday morning arrest of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov over a domestic violence allegation led to his indefinite suspension by the National Hockey League (NHL), the Associated Press reported on October 20.
On Sunday night, the Redondo Beach police responded to a report about a woman crying and screaming in Voynov’s neighborhood, but did not find anyone. Approximately an hour and a half later, Voynov was arrested after a nurse at the nearby Torrance hospital reported to the police that the suspected victim sustained injuries that alerted the hospital staff. The police, meanwhile, refused to disclose the woman’s relationship with the hockey player due to her right to confidentiality.
The 24-year-old Russian player who, according to the report, speaks limited English and was unfamiliar with the country’s legal system, was booked and released after posting a bail of $50,000.
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