Boston Bruins in Hot Water Over Recent Signing

The Boston Bruins are giving prospect Mitchell Miller some newfound hope. The one-time Arizona Coyotes prospect was let go by the team after an internal investigation took place following the Coyotes selecting Miller in the fourth-round of the 2020 draft. The defensive prospect now finds himself latching on with the Bruins, and let's just say the water is warming up in Boston.

Miller bullied a Black developmentally disabled classmate in 2016 and this wasn't just a one-time thing. It was repetitive and full of hate and all he thought would help would be an Instagram DM apology to the classmate's parents. 

As per reports:

Miller admitted in court in 2016 that he bullied Isaiah Meyer-Crothers, who grew up with him in Ohio. Meyer-Crothers said Miller frequently called him the N-word and "brownie," while harassing him for years. One of the incidents saw Miller and another classmate trick Meyer-Crothers into eating a piece of candy they had wiped along the inside of a urinal. "He pretended to be my friend and made me do things I didn't want to do," Meyer-Crothers said in October 2020. "In junior high, I got beat up by him. … Everyone thinks he's so cool that he gets to go to the NHL, but I don't see how someone can be cool when you pick on someone and bully someone your entire life.

When Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked about his latest signing, Sweeney admitted the team could be making a mistake here and it wasn't necessarily the right choice. He said the team will hold Miller to a standard. 

Let's check in on the online reaction:

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