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Holy &^@#... this is a bombshell revelation.

 

Brad Aldrich, the accused, is already convicted of sexual crimes. Looking through the 2010 roster, I'm thinking it's a depth player that wouldn't have the sway power of someone like Jonathan Toews. And I wonder if the accuser talked to other teammates about this incident, though the article did say the "team" did nothing. It's really unclear what they meant by that.

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3 minutes ago, Dazzle said:

Holy &^@#... this is a bombshell revelation.

 

Brad Aldrich, the accused, is already convicted of sexual crimes. Looking through the 2010 roster, I'm thinking it's a depth player that wouldn't have the sway power of someone like Jonathan Toews. And I wonder if the accuser talked to other teammates about this incident, though the article did say the "team" did nothing. It's really unclear what they meant by that.

I wonder if Chicago traded him out to try to silence him? They did make the below trade in the summer of 2010 after winning the cup.

Guessing it wasn't Buff....

Chicago Blackhawks acquire Date Atlanta Thrashers acquire
Chicago_Blackhawks.gif Joey Crabb
Jeremy Morin
Marty Reasoner
2010 1st round pick (#24-Kevin Hayes)
2010 2nd round pick (#54-Justin Holl)
June 23, 2010
Akim Aliu
Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Eager
Brent Sopel
Atlanta_Thrashers.gif
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1 minute ago, Rick Blight said:

I wonder if Chicago traded him out to try to silence him? They did make the below trade in the summer of 2010 after winning the cup.

Guessing it wasn't Buff....

Chicago Blackhawks acquire Date Atlanta Thrashers acquire
Chicago_Blackhawks.gif Joey Crabb
Jeremy Morin
Marty Reasoner
2010 1st round pick (#24-Kevin Hayes)
2010 2nd round pick (#54-Justin Holl)
June 23, 2010
Akim Aliu
Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Eager
Brent Sopel
Atlanta_Thrashers.gif

Aliu is also the one that outed Peters for being a racist.

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1 minute ago, DeNiro said:

Aliu is also the one that outed Peters for being a racist.

I don't think it's Ben Eager, fwiw. He was later named to the Chicago Blackhawks alumni to play in the Winter Classic. I don't think it's Brent Sopel either. But yeah. Maybe it's not someone who got traded, but rather got buried into the AHL.

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The lawsuit alleges that in May 2010, the coach “turned on porn and began to masturbate in front of” the Blackhawks player without the player’s consent. The lawsuit identified that coach as Brad Aldrich, who was a video coach for the Blackhawks at the time and is no longer with the organization.

The lawsuit also described “inappropriate text messages” from the coach to the player and threats to “physically, financially and emotionally” harm the player if he “did not engage in sexual activity” with the coach.

https://www.wbez.org/stories/a-chicago-blackhawks-player-from-the-2010-championship-team-is-accusing-a-coach-of-sexual-assault/8dd7e951-c039-4572-9fb1-f3f099f86371?utm_campaign=Web-Share&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter

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A former volunteer with the Houghton High School hockey team has been sentenced on fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charge.

 

Brad Aldrich, 30, was sentenced to nine months in Houghton County Jail on criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from his alleged involvement with a male student at the school between the ages of 16 and 18. Aldrich will be given credit for 59 days served.

 

After he serves time, Aldrich will be under probation for five years and required to apply as a registered sex offender. Under the terms of his probation, Aldrich is prohibited from coming within 1,000 feet of any school or school function that involves minors including athletic events.

 

https://abc10up.com/2014/02/13/former-volunteer-hockey-coach-sentenced-sexual-conduct-student/

 

Well then....

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11 hours ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

The Blackhawks, The counselor(who denies knowing of it), The NHLPA didn't do anything and then the accuser sees an article about this guy being convicted and decides to sue? Looks like someone just trying to get a payday. I don't buy that both a team counselor and the NHLPA both heard this and decided to "sweep" it under the rug. Sounds like what The Blackhawks are saying its a meritless lawsuit. 

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44 minutes ago, SirCosmoDuffGordon said:

The Blackhawks are saying its a meritless lawsuit. 

did you expect to see the Hawks say" Yes the suit has merit, we expect to lose and are only wondering how much the Judge is going to fine us"?

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6 minutes ago, gurn said:

did you expect to see the Hawks say" Yes the suit has merit, we expect to lose and are only wondering how much the Judge is going to fine us"?

There's a big difference between coming out right away and stating "this is meritless" compared to the usual "we take these accusations very seriously and are investigating, no further comment at this time."

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44 minutes ago, SirCosmoDuffGordon said:

The Blackhawks, The counselor(who denies knowing of it), The NHLPA didn't do anything and then the accuser sees an article about this guy being convicted and decides to sue? Looks like someone just trying to get a payday. I don't buy that both a team counselor and the NHLPA both heard this and decided to "sweep" it under the rug. Sounds like what The Blackhawks are saying its a meritless lawsuit. 

or maybe this players story was very sad indeed. He may have had a real rough go after being subjected to the assualt, threatened with punishment for not joining in and gas lighted by Chicago management that this actually never happened.

 

but sure, he could be a sociopath set on revenge. but more likely a assaulter that has the courage to strike once, has the courage to strike twice and so on and so on.

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5 minutes ago, kanucks25 said:

There's a big difference between coming out right away and stating "this is meritless" compared to the usual "we take these accusations very seriously and are investigating, no further comment at this time."

They are being sued, not investigated, that makes a difference, just there.

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15 minutes ago, kanucks25 said:

There's a big difference between coming out right away and stating "this is meritless" compared to the usual "we take these accusations very seriously and are investigating, no further comment at this time."

yeah feels like the automatic response of "we take these accusations very seriously and are investigating, no further comment at this time." should always be the choice. the other response is a well known tactic that the "accused" use in questioning but also could be coming from a angry honest  person too.

 

the response is fairly typical of what we see on  this forum these days, which I too have been guilty of more than a non-zero amount of times.

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1 hour ago, gurn said:

They are being sued, not investigated, that makes a difference, just there.

I'm talking about the organization doing their own internal investigation.

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23 minutes ago, kanucks25 said:

I'm talking about the organization doing their own internal investigation.

But the thread is about a lawsuit, and the quote is the Hawks response to the lawsuit, so.................?

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2 hours ago, gurn said:

did you expect to see the Hawks say" Yes the suit has merit, we expect to lose and are only wondering how much the Judge is going to fine us"?

There is a plethora of other things they could have said. You also have a Physician and NHLPA who were both made aware of this apparently and neither thought it was worth pursuing and then combine that with the guy only comes forward when he sees the guy was convicted of a crime and decides to sue. To me this looks like it's all about a pay day. 

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29 minutes ago, SirCosmoDuffGordon said:

There is a plethora of other things they could have said. You also have a Physician and NHLPA who were both made aware of this apparently and neither thought it was worth pursuing and then combine that with the guy only comes forward when he sees the guy was convicted of a crime and decides to sue. To me this looks like it's all about a pay day. 

Maybe sometimes, it's easier to come forward when you're not alone?

 

Not everyone is the same.

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