BREAKING: Blue Jackets Respond To Allegations Against Babcock

Published September 12, 2023 at 3:18 PM

After the allegations handed out by Paul Bissonnette against Mike Babcock the Columbus Blue Jackets have responded.

Statements Made After Babcock Allegations

After the allegations of misconduct between Mike Babcock and Boone Jenner the team and both parties have made a statement.

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.»

«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.»

In response to their statements Paul Bissonnette fired back a response at Babcock and the Blue Jackets.

Tell Babs to knock off the bulls**t. 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 f**k up Babs. Shove your statement up his a**.

Bissonnette is clearly passionate about this issue. He will likely continue to push for a resolution to be made. It will be interesting to see what developments are made in the coming days.
September 12   |   37 answers
BREAKING: Blue Jackets Respond To Allegations Against Babcock

Who's side are you on in this back and forth?

Columbus Blue Jackets1437.8 %
Paul Bissonnette2362.2 %
Latest 10 stories