Former Blackhawks forward Corey Perry released his own statement Thursday about the recent issues that saw the Chicago Blackhawks terminate his contract.
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Perry not only apologizes for his actions, but expresses his remorse and how he embarrassed and let his fans, teammates and families down.
As general manager Kyle Davidson indicated on Tuesday during his press conference, Perry confirmed that the incident did not include any of his teammates or their families. Additionally, he said that he was “sickened” by the impact those rumors and speculation had on so many.
Perry closes with the following:
“I have started working with experts in the mental health and substance abuse fields to discuss my struggles with alcohol and I will take whatever steps necessary to ensure this never happens again. I hope to regain the trust and respect of everyone who has believed in me me throughout my career.”
Some More Questions Answered After Statement from Perry
After Davidson’s press conference, there was debate to whether there was enough transparency, and beyond that, whether a grievance would be filed by the players union as a result of the termination of his contract. The statement from Corey Perry, which was deeply apologetic and forthcoming as it could be, seems to point to something that would not involve a grievance.
Perry not only took action for the incident that led to his release, but was deeply apologetic for his actions. Beyond that, he refuted any of the rumors on social media that had preceded Davidson’s press conference on Tuesday.
Much of what had been questioned of the Blackhawks has now been answered either directly or indirectly by Perry’s statement. With his admission, it shows that not only something took place, but that he will be taking steps to make sure nothing like it happens again.