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John Scott Comes Out With The Twisted Truth After Leaking Shocking Corey Perry Details

Published January 24, 2024 at 3:43 PM
BY SAMER
     
Former NHL forward John Scott garnered lots of attention when he claimed on his podcast that Corey Perry was released by the Chicago Blackhawks for making advances toward an NBC staff member while intoxicated on a road trip in Columbus.

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.

John Scott Comes Out With The Truth After Leaking Shocking Corey Perry Details



Scott, who works with NBC Sports Chicago, later retracted his statement on social media, admitting it was false and misleading.


«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, who took time off to address mental health and substance abuse, expressed readiness to return to the NHL and signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch anticipates Perry's debut in Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators.


Scott, a former player for various teams including the Blackhawks, suggested on his podcast that Chicago released Perry to avoid further scandal, especially after settling with former player Kyle Beach, who accused a former video coach of sexual assault. Scott emphasized that Chicago, in its current environment, quickly eliminates any hint of controversy.

«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 specific reasons for Perry's termination in Chicago remain unclear, Scott seems unwilling to disclose further details, raising speculation about potential external pressure on him to refrain from sharing more information.
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