Mike Milbury Denies Assaulting Child, Admits to Grabbing, Swearing at 12-Year-Old

Hockey analyst Mike Milbury is denying charges that he physically assaulted a 12-year-old, instead telling The Boston Globe that he was merely breaking up a fight between the boy and his son Jake.

"No one was punched, kicked, or assaulted in any way," Milbury told the Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont. "I grabbed the other kid by the sweater to stop a fight and, yeah, I swore at him. That's it. That's what I did."

Milbury was accused of assault and battery for his role in an incident in Brookline, Mass., between his son and another boy. The charges alleged that Milbury lifted the child and shook him, which Milbury denied to the Globe.

"I yelled at him, 'What did you say?! What the [expletive] did you just say to [Jake]?!'" Milbury explained. "He wasn't so much as bruised. I don't think I even bruised his ego."

Milbury told the Globe that his son was being taunted for the infamous shoe-beating incident at Madison Square Garden 30 years ago, and a witness corroborated his story.

"All he did was stop the kids," another parent told the Globe. "And on top of it, he booted his own kid off the ice."

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