Senators' Borowiecki 'disappointed' in former assistant GM Randy Lee

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It's been an offseason of turmoil for the Ottawa Senators. Amidst the tumult, it's the harassment charge against former assistant general manager Randy Lee that isn't sitting well with at least one outspoken player.

"As a guy who was kind of one of Randy's guys growing up, that was disappointing," defenseman Mark Borowiecki told the Ottawa Sun's Ken Warren. "I was genuinely disappointed in Randy there. I wasn't there, I don't know the whole story or the circumstances. It is what it is at this point."

Lee was charged with second-degree harassment in late May after he was accused of making lewd comments toward, and rubbing the shoulders of, a 19-year-old male shuttle bus driver. The longtime assistant GM has since resigned from the organization.

Lee has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Sept. 13 in Buffalo, N.Y.

"When you are part of this franchise, in whatever capacity, every time you are out in public, you are an ambassador for this brand, for this logo," Borowiecki added. "I hold myself to a certain standard. I think we need to make sure that everyone in this organization holds themselves to that standard.

"We are all proud to be Ottawa Senators and there is an expectation on how to behave and handle yourself, and, obviously, in whatever situation it was, Randy fell short and you're going to suffer the consequences."

An Ottawa native, Borowiecki has been part of the Senators' organization since 2008, while Lee had been with the team since 1995.

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