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BREAKING: Corey Perry Releases First Statement Regarding His Termination

Published November 30, 2023 at 3:35 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE

In breaking news, Corey Perry has broken his silence on his situation with the Blackhawks and his contract termination.

Perry Releases Emotional Apology to Blackhawks and Fans Regarding His Contract Termination



The Chicago Blackhawks terminated Corey Perry's contract this week for breaking internal policies regarding safe workplaces. They did not release details of the alleged incident.

Now, Perry has released an emotional apology, stating that he is sorry for what has happened, and again shut down rumours speculating the incident occurred between a teammates family member.


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.

Corey


The statement mentions that Perry will be working on alcohol and substance abuse issues. While he doesn't mention what happened, he does state that he hopes to take steps not to allow it to happen again.

It remains to be seen what actually occurred if it will ever be disclosed. It also remains unknown whether Perry will return to the NHL.

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