Bettman: Samueli’s suspension ‘regrettable’
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says it’s “regrettable” that the
league suspended Henry Samueli as owner of the Anaheim Ducks after
he pleaded guilty last year to lying to investigators in a stock
option backdating probe.
A federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., vacated Samueli’s guilty
plea earlier this week after the judge found no evidence of
Bettman said in a statement Friday that it was unfortunate that
Samueli had to endure the suspension as owner of the Ducks. The
suspension was lifted Nov. 12, before Samueli’s plea was
The co-founder of the Irvine, Calif.-based chipmaker Broadcom
Corp. was suspended indefinitely from any involvement with the
Ducks and the NHL in June 2008.