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Ducks owner suspended for one year

From Dan Wood of the Orange County Register:

Ducks co-owner Henry Samueli has been suspended indefinitely from any involvement with the team and the NHL, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday.

Samueli, co-founder of Irvine-based Broadcom Corp., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of lying to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about his role in the backdating of employee stock option grants.

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The amount of negative press the NHL has received recently is frightening. Samueli has done a great job turning the Ducks around along with Brian Burke, as the league stated; however, the NHL could not overlook Samueli’s plea agreement (especially with all the recent troubles of William Del Biaggio) and had to take a serious course of action.