The Boston Bruins The team announced on Sunday that they will part ways with defender Mitchell Miller. Here’s what you need to know:
- On November 4 Signed by Bruins Miller For a novice hold.
- Miller was chosen by Arizona Coyotes In the fourth round of 2020 NHL Draft, But his drafting was canceled by the team After he was found guilty in a juvenile court of bullying.
- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday that Boston had not consulted the league before signing Miller and that he would need to see “a whole bunch of things” before he was virtually allowed to play in the NHL.
- The Bruins players talked about signing on Saturday. Nick Foligno “It’s hard for us to swallow” he said with the captain Patrice Bergeron “The culture we’ve built here goes against this kind of behaviour,” he added.
what are they saying
On Sunday, Bruins President Cam Neely released the following statement:
“The Boston Bruins have today decided to separate from Mitchell Miller, effective immediately,” the statement said. “The decision to sign this young man was made after careful consideration of the facts as we were aware of them: that at the age of fourteen he had made a poor decision that led to the condemnation of the event. We understood that this was an isolated incident and that he had taken meaningful action to reform and was committed to continuous personal development. Based on this understanding, we gave him a contract.
“Based on the new information, we believe it is the best decision at this time to cancel Mitchell Miller’s opportunity to represent the Boston Bruins.”
Neely went on to apologize for this signature, saying that “this decision has overshadowed the wonderful work that members of our organization are doing in support of diversity and inclusion efforts.”
“We will continue to stand against bullying and racism in all its forms.”
Nellie apologized to Isaiah Meyer-Crothers, a black classmate with a developmental disability Miller admitted in Ohio juvenile court to bullying.
“To Isaiah and his family, I deeply apologize if this signature made you and the other victims feel invisible and unheard. We apologize for the profound hurt and impact we have had.”
Bruins has not contacted the victim’s family
As of 9:50 p.m. Sunday, 49 minutes after the Bruins released their press release severing ties with Miller, Joni Meyer-Crothers and Jamie Crothers had not heard directly from anyone from the Bruins. From start to finish, this lack of communication was central to Bruins’ disastrous assessment of the situation.
“One hundred percent. Asked if the pre-signing exploratory call from the Bruins influenced their decision, one hundred percent,” Mayer-Crewers said when asked whether the pre-signing exploratory call from the Bruins.
Because the Bruins never contacted the family, they did not understand that Isaiah had been repeatedly abused. On their release, Neely said their decision to dump Miller was “based on new information.” – Shinzwa
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