Matthew Barnaby Fired After DWI Arrest

 @http://twitter.com/jtalty on December 05 2011 7:26 PM
Matthew Barnaby
Matthew Barnaby, pictured right, was fired by ESPN on Monday. REUTERS

ESPN hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby has been fired after getting charged with a DWI on Monday morning, according to a report.

The Big Lead reported on Monday night that the worldwide leader in sports has dismissed the former hockey player after he was caught driving with only three tires and failed several field sobriety tests.

Buffalo police pulled over the 38 year-old after they were alerted that the driver of a Porsche Cayenne was driving without a front tire and was causing sparks on a highway.

Barnaby, who previously dated fellow ESPNer Michelle Beadle, was arrested this past May and faced several charges of domestic abuse. He ended up pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment and was forced to complete 500 hours of community service.

After the domestic abuse charges, Barnaby was suspended for two weeks by ESPN, but returned to regular television appearances after the brief hiatus.

Before joining ESPN, Barnaby played in the NHL for 15 seasons, notably with the Buffalo Sabres for seven seasons before bouncing around to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Chicago Blackhawks, and Dallas Stars.

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