The Chicago Blackhawks organization finds itself in embarrassment as it allegedly refused to report to police a complaint lodged by two players accusing a staff member of sexual abuse.
The news was reported on Friday by the TSN network, citing a source familiar with the matter.
The events date back to the 2010 playoffs and involve the coach who was responsible for video with the Blackhawks, Brad Aldrich. However, players cannot be identified.
Last May, a lawsuit was filed in court by one of the players in Illinois, accusing the Blackhawks organization of having ignored the allegations.
According to the latest details released, another trainer has indeed informed senior management of the actions taken, asking that the whole thing be referred to the sex crimes division of the Chicago Police Department. However, this request would not have been accepted during a meeting in May 2010, which would have notably attended the president John McDonough, the vice-president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac, the general manager Stan Bowman and the sports psychologist of the team. James Gary.