Saturday, September 20, 2014
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975 the Fanatic's Tom Byrne still benched after assault charge

After more than a month, Tom Bryne, nighttime host for 97.5 The Fanatic, remains on leave from the sports-talk station as a result of being arrested last month and charged with aggravated assault and robbery over his alleged beating of a cab driver.

975 the Fanatic's Tom Byrne still benched after assault charge

After more than a month, Tom Bryne, nighttime host for 97.5 The Fanatic, remains on leave from the sports-talk station as a result of being arrested last month and charged with aggravated assault and robbery over his alleged beating of a cab driver.

Through the station, Byrne apologized for his actions last month and said he would be taking leave while "he works through these issues," read a statement from Greater Media, which owns the Fanatic.

Byrne's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17.

We checked in with Greater Media about if and when Byrne would return, but the company had no comment. Reached yesterday on his cellphone, Byrne also declined to comment.

Read more from our column in Thursday's Daily News.

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