BUFFALO, N.Y. - An Arizona Coyotes broadcaster has been charged with becoming belligerent at a Buffalo casino and biting the hand of an officer trying to subdue the former NHL defensemen.

The charges against radio analyst Nick Boynton include assault and resisting arrest.

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Police say the 36-year-old Boynton became abusive toward patrons and security personnel at the Buffalo Creek Casino at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Later that day, the Coyotes said they placed Boynton on leave.

Officials say Boynton was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday and later released after posting $10,000 bail. He's due back in court Wednesday.

A phone message left with his lawyer, Keith Schulefand (SHOO'-leh-fand), wasn't returned.

Boynton joined the Coyotes' broadcast team in July 2014 after an 11-season NHL career with six teams. He was in Buffalo for Thursday night's game against the Sabres.