John Scott admits to false and misleading statement regarding Corey Perry

John Scott admits to false and misleading statement regarding Corey Perry

Last night, it was reported that Scott knew what Perry had done to be terminated by the Blackhawks.



Former NHL forward John Scott got a lot of attention last night when he revealed why veteran Corey Perry was cut loose by the Chicago Blackhawks last November. On his podcast Dropping the Gloves, Scott alleged that Perry was terminated by the Blackhawks for flirting with an NBC staff member while drunk on a road trip with the team in Columbus.

“He made a mistake in Columbus one night,” Scott, who also works on the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast team, said. “He drank too much and he made a pass at a staff member who worked for NBC.”

When the contract was terminated, statements provided by Perry and the Blackhawks organization did not detail a whole lot on what took place. And so when Scott came out with this bomb shell, it was quickly trending.

However on Wednesday, Scott himself used his social media platform to retract what he had said, apologizing for false and misleading statement regarding 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.”

Since he took time off to focus on his mental health and substance abuse, Perry has mentioned he is ready to return to the NHL which led to his signing a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

According to Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch, Perry is expected to make his Edmonton debut in Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators.

On his podcast, Scott, who played for the Hawks, Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, and Montreal Canadiens, mentioned that the only reason Perry was let go by the Blackhawks was because of the club trying to avoid another major scandal after recently reaching a settlement with former first-round pick Kyle Beach, who accused one of the team’s former video coaches 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 we still remain unsure on what Perry actually did to get his contract terminated in Chicago, it sounds like Scott does not want to be the one sharing the details anymore…

Maybe he got a phone call, telling him to shut up.

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