Report: ESPN’s Barnaby Faces More Legal Trouble

Posted by | December 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM

For the second time in a year, ESPN NHL analyst Matthew Barnaby faces legal trouble.

According to the Erie County Sheriff’s office, Barnaby was arrested and charged with DWI early Monday morning after police responded to a 911 call of a car driving erratically on three tires.

Barnaby, whose car had “significant front end damage and was missing the driver?s side front tire” (, 12/5), failed multiple field sobriety tests and refused a breath test.

Earlier this year, Barnaby faced multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to a domestic violence incident, but all charges were to be dismissed if he served 500 hours of community service and completed anger management counseling.

Barnaby is just one of several current and former ESPN personalities to face legal trouble this year. Howard Bryant and former ESPN pundit Jay Mariotti have also faced domestic violence charges, and ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose was jailed after a drunken driving arrest over the summer.

(Monday’s news from,

  • Chad

    Seems like a good guy, but I almost think this will cost him his job at ESPN.