NHL Insider Issues Apology for Making False Claim About Corey Perry

Published January 24, 2024 at 7:56 PM

On his recent podcast, Dropping The Gloves, former NHL forward John Scott claimed Corey Perry's contract with the Blackhawks was terminated due to a night in Columbus where Perry, typically a model citizen, drank too much and made an inappropriate pass at an NBC staff member.

Scott mentioned the swift action in today's Chicago environment, saying,
"Corey Perry was a model citizen in the NHL for, like, 18 years. He made a mistake in Columbus one night, he drank too much and he made a pass at a staff member who worked at NBC. And then Chicago, in the environment that they live in now, if there's any hint of anything like that, they just get rid of everything."

However, 24 hours later, Scott took to his X account to walk back his words, acknowledging,
"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."

Perry, 38, had his contract terminated by the Blackhawks in late November, citing substance abuse issues and seeking professional help. After nearly two months as a free agent, Perry secured a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

While it's commendable that Scott admitted to the falsehood, he must exercise caution moving forward, refraining from baseless accusations that could harm those involved.

Source: Bladeofsteel
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