By: Brian Szramek
The Chicago Blackhawks have had a major PR situation going on this past year with a former video coach accused of sexual assault by a former player from the 2010 Stanley Cup winning team.
In a July amended lawsuit, a former Blackhawks player accused Brad Aldrich of making him perform unwanted sex. He did this by threatening him that he would never play in the NHL again, and with a baseball bat.
Alrich left the Blackhawks in 2010. Since then, in 2014, served jail time for sexual conduct with a high school student in Houghton High School in Michigan. He has had similar allegations from hockey players from Miami University, where he worked before the high school job.
The Blackhawks organization knew about this and didn’t do anything about it. Displaying unethical behavior by covering it up.
Over the past decade the Chicago Blackhawks have been looked at as one of the best franchises in sports. But after this scandal, the trust-ability of the Blackhawks is in question.
The Blackhawks have been under investigation now for over a year and clearly knew they couldn’t keep this cover up much longer. President of Hockey Operations John Mc.Donough was fired mysteriously.
The Blackhawks have done so many great things in the past few years so it’s hard for passionate Blackhawks fans to deal with this situation, and the organization has done a good job of distracting them.
Now this undisclosed player has now chosen to file for an independent investigation. So only time will tell if these allegations are true or not.
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