New Insights Emerge From Police Authorities On Adam Johnson's Investigation

Published November 2, 2023 at 4:15 PM


The UK Police have progressed in their probe into the Adam Johnson incident, as they vacate the accident site but underline that the investigation, due to its complex and unprecedented nature, is ongoing.

"Since Saturday, detectives have been carrying out a range of enquiries including reviewing footage, talking to witnesses and seeking the advice and support of highly specialised experts to seek to understand the circumstances surrounding what happened. We have also been working closely with the health and safety department at Sheffield City Council, which is supporting our investigation." - South Yorkshire Police

Speculation Rampant

They've urged the public to abstain from speculations, especially on social media, where some individuals targeted Matt Petgrave, another player in the mishap, with conspiracies and racial hatred. This incident has spurred a debate in the NHL regarding the necessity of neckguards. The discussions among executives are now centered on whether additional protective gear for neck and wrists should be mandated.

Erik Karlsson in a neck guard.

The neck guard debate shouldn't really be a debate. It shouldn't even require a mandate. Jock strap isn't mandated, but I don't think any player in the NHL isn't wearing one—and it's far from being the most comfortable piece of equipment.

Big Changes Coming

The urgency is palpable as some coaches and players are advocating for this change, with player Rasmus Dahlin donning a neckguard in a recent game. In a notable move, the WHL has mandated neck guard protection for all its players starting November 3, aiming to prevent such incidents in the future.

The WHL announced today the adoption of mandatory neck guard protection for all players, effective Friday, November 3.

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