With Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews facing a disorderly conduct charge in relation to an alleged May incident in his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. The question is, should Matthews be the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

After this charge, should Matthews be the leader of the team? Or will it now go to John Tavares or Morgan Rielly?

Matthews and a group of friends allegedly attempted to open the vehicle door of a female security guard around 2 o’clock in the morning on May 26.

Upon being confronted by the female security guard, Matthews then allegedly “pulled his pants down, bent over and grabbed his butt cheeks” as he was walking away, according to a police report. 

You have to wonder when athletes will learn to stay out of trouble and not do stupid things. Sure it was a mistake, but imagine being the female security guard and having 6 guys approach your car at 2am. She was frightened and then have someone pull down their pants and grabs his ass cheeks. That is a stupid move and this incident could likely cost Matthews the captaincy of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


  1. Matthews displayed terrible character through this entire mess. The incident happened in May, before hot got his fifteen million dollar signing bonus, before a Captain was named. Matthews made it clear he believes his needs and wants are more important than his team or team mates. Worse, his agent and parents followed suit. Their collective lack of character and decency should cost him the Captaincy. He is no leader until he learns to take personal responsibility for his actions. He proved at twenty two he is a kid with much to learn, an alarming arrogance and an entitled bully. Would he and his buddies have harassed a six foot five male former marine? Doubt it. Tavares, Reilly or Marner should wear the C…not Matthews. Not ever.


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