We have fresh news about Mike Ribeiro's sexual assault accusations

Published June 5, 2022 at 5:08 PM

On the very interesting podcast La Dose, hosted by Jean-Philippe Bertrand (TVA Sports), Mike Ribeiro's former agent, Bob Perno, agreed to give an update on his former client.

Recall that the former NHL forward is accused of sexual assault, in Texas.

See what Bob Perno had to say:

"I still help him and counsel him, but I don't get paid for it. I don't mind, I do it because I love him. I try to help him as best I can. It's easy to criticize everyone else, but when you're involved very closely with someone who has substance use problems, it's a different story. It's a tough disease to beat. I think Mike could do a lot more to get through it, but he's trying.

I get angry at him sometimes because I treat him like he's my child, in a way. I want him to get through his illness. I will never give up on him.

The only thing is his off-ice behavior.

He was always able to perform on the ice, even though he was breaking curfew, not taking care of his body and was allergic to the gym.

It's still amazing! It was his talent that made him so successful.

There was a lot of talk about the three amigos in Montreal, but there were other players who were much more popular than them at the time and they didn't make the headlines because they weren't Quebecers. The media always follows more the Quebec players, which is quite normal, but it was much exaggerated.

Yes, they did things they shouldn't have done, but they were young, rich, famous and beautiful and they tried to enjoy life.

Mike, he's a strange specimen. He's always been kind of a rebel. He always does his own thing. There were events in his life when he was young. He was raised in a rough neighborhood, it wasn't easy. He picked up habits at a young age that are not recommended."

To listen to the full interview, click here (we highly recommend it) :

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