Member of the Blackhawks comes clean after lying about Corey Perry

Published January 25, 2024 at 12:57
BY SKY
     
Former NHL player John Scott got attention recently when he said why Corey Perry was let go by the Chicago Blackhawks last November.

On his podcast Dropping the Gloves, Scott claimed Perry was fired for making moves towards an NBC staff member while drunk on a road trip in Columbus.

Keep in mind John Scott is part of the Blackhawks NBC broadcasting crew.

"He made a mistake in Columbus one night." Scott, also part of the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast team, revealed. "He drank too much, and he made a pass at a staff member who worked for NBC."



When Perry's contract was terminated, both Perry and the Blackhawks provided vague statements about the incident. Scott's revelation quickly gained attention.

However, on Wednesday, Scott took to his social media platform to retract his statements, apologizing for making false and misleading remarks about Perry.

"On my podcast this week, I made a false and misleading statement regarding former Blackhawk Corey Perry. It was an off-the-cuff remark that is completely unfounded and not true. It was a poor choice of words, and I'll try to be more careful in the future."

On my podcast this week I made a false and misleading statement regarding former Blackhawk Corey Perry. It was an off-the-cuff remark that is completely unfounded and not true. It was a poor choice of words and I'll try to be more careful in the future.
Said John Scott, Blackhawks broadcaster and former player..


On his podcast, Scott, who played for various teams, including the Blackhawks, mentioned that the sole reason for Perry's release from the Blackhawks was the team's effort to avoid another major scandal following the recent settlement with former first-round pick Kyle Beach, who accused a former video coach of sexual assault.

"Chicago, the environment that they live in now, if there's any hint of anything like that, they just get rid of everything," Scott added. "If this is any other team, he's still on the team."

While the details of Perry's actions leading to his contract termination in Chicago remain unclear, it appears that Scott is no longer willing to be the one to share them, raising speculation about external pressure influencing his decision to retract the statements.
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