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Austin Watson's girlfriend says June incident 'not an act of domestic violence'

Austin Watson's girlfriend says June incident 'not an act of domestic violence'
Published On: Sat, Oct 13
Mar 5, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) skates with the puck against Colorado Avalanche defenseman Chris Bigras (3) in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The girlfriend of suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson released a statement on Saturday claiming the incident that occurred between the two in June "was not an act of domestic violence."

Watson pleaded no contest in July to a domestic violence charge. Watson initially received a 27-game suspension from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, though it was reduced to 18 games by a neutral arbitrator last week.

On June 16, a witness flagged down a police officer to a gas station in Franklin, Tennessee, where Watson and his girlfriend, Jenn Guardino, were in a parked car. Watson told police he and Guardino were arguing and that he pushed her. Officers said they found red marks on her chest, and she said Watson caused them.

In her statement, Guardino wrote, "Watson has never, and would never hit or abuse me. My behavior and state of intoxication led to the police being involved that day."

Guardino also said she has "struggled with alcoholism for many years" and is actively involved in Alcoholics Anonymous.

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