Sunday, October 16, 2011

Don Cherry offers an apology 9 days too late

I'm sure Don Cherry thinks he is a person of character and class. He just tells it as he sees it.

Well the character assassination he conducted on Coach's Corner on October 6 showed no class, no character. It was a planned attack that he no doubt contemplated for several weeks. Cherry, as you'll recall, called former tough guys Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson "turncoats" from what Grapes believed at the time were comments by the trio saying that fighting should be out of the game and that the deaths of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak this summer were linked to alcohol and drugs. He also referred to them as "hypocrites" and "pukes."

Two days later he had an opportunity to apologize and stated he had nothing to apologize for. In the past week the furor continued and Grimson who practices law threatened "further recourse." So suddenly an apology came out of his mouth on Saturday. Not sure how sincere it was 9 days after the fact.

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