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The Blue Jackets and Mike Babcock Have Issued a Statement Regarding Recent Accusations


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Arron Murphy
September 12, 2023  (3:28 PM)
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Today, fresh reports emerged indicating that Mike Babcock found himself embroiled in controversy mere weeks after assuming the position of head coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Below is the official statement issued by the team:
Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach Mike Babcock and center Boone Jenner released the following statements regarding comments made earlier today on a hockey podcast.

"While meeting with our players and staff I asked them to share, off their phones, family pictures as part of the process of getting to know them better. There was absolutely nothing more to it than that.

The way this was portrayed on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast was a gross misrepresentation of those meetings and extremely offensive.

These meetings have been very important and beneficial, not only for me but for our players and staff as well, and to have them depicted like this is irresponsible and completely inaccurate." - Mike Babcock

"While meeting with Babs he asked me about my family and where I'm from, my upcoming wedding and hockey-related stuff. He then asked if I had pictures of my family and I was happy to share some with him. He showed me pictures of his family."

"I thought it was a great first meeting and good way for us to start to build a relationship. To have this blown out of proportion is truly disappointing." -
Boone Jenner

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According to them, things got out of control for no reason.
Although, that's not what Bissonnette believes. A few minutes later, he answered back to Babcock with this:
"Tell Babs to knock off the bullshit. Enough with putting guys on the spot in the coaches room asking them to link their phones up to airplay mode and grilling them. I've had tons of players confirm it. Smarten the fuck up Babs. Shove your statement up his ass."

This is a wild situation we did not expect to see today who do you believe is telling the truth?
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