Major: Corey Perry breaks his silence for the first time and releases a statement

Published November 30, 2023 at 3:32 PM

In the last few moments, forward Corey Perry has broken his silence following his contract termination and placement on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks.

He provided details on his ongoing process, he sincerely apologizes for his actions and the impacts of his deeds, and mentions having decided to take charge of his situation.

Perry sincerely apologizes to the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, the owners, the management, the coaches, the staff, and his teammates.

He also apologizes to the fans and his family. He admits to feeling ashamed and is disappointed to have let people down.

Full statement:

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.


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Major: Corey Perry breaks his silence for the first time and releases a statement

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