Corey Perry Releases Statement


Disgraced former Chicago Blackhawk Corey Perry has released a statement in which he says he is "deeply sorry" for the recent incident that led to the team waiving him and terminating his contract.

The statement reads:

"I would like to sincerely apologize to the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, including ownership, management, coaches, trainers, employees, and my teammates. I would also like to apologize to my fans, and my family. I am embarrassed and I have let you all down.

As a result of my actions, there has been speculation and rumors. I am sickened by the impact this has had on others, and I want to make it clear that in no way did this situation involve any of my teammates or their families. Most importantly, I want to directly apologize to those who have been negatively affected and I am sorry for the additional impact to others it has created. My behavior was inappropriate and wrong.

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 throughout my career.

Once again, I am deeply sorry.


Interesting to note that he echoed GM Kyle Davidson's claims that the incident in question had nothing to do with any Hawks players or their families, referring to an ugly rumor that was making the rounds.

Perry will now be seeking help in the mental health and substance abuse fields. 

He remains a free agent, and it's as yet unknown which teams might be interested in signing him. 

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