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Sport After detailing abuse allegations, ex-NHL player Sean Avery comes out in support of Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford: 'I deserved it'

01:45  04 december  2019
01:45  04 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

After detailing abuse allegations, ex-NHL player Sean Avery comes out in support of Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford: 'I deserved it'

  After detailing abuse allegations, ex-NHL player Sean Avery comes out in support of Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford: 'I deserved it' CHICAGO - The Blackhawks aren't talking while they review allegations made against assistant coach Marc Crawford that he was physically abusive toward former player Sean Avery while both were with the Kings. Crawford, who was placed on leave by the Hawks before Monday night's game against the Blues, isn't available for interviews. But Avery is talking, and he's coming out in support of Crawford, who was placed on leave by the Hawks before Monday night’s game against the Blues, isn’t available for interviews. But Avery is talking, and he’s coming out in support of Crawford.

Marc Crawford was not behind the bench as an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks against the St. Louis Avery , who played for four teams in 10 NHL seasons, said the kicking incident occurred shortly after he shot a puck during practice that hit Crawford in the head, leaving a cut that required

CHICAGO — Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization. The Blackhawks didn’t provide any details Monday about what they are examining, but former NHL forward Sean Avery recently told the New York Post that Crawford

CHICAGO — The Blackhawks aren’t talking while they review allegations made against assistant coach Marc Crawford that he was physically abusive toward former player Sean Avery while both were with the Kings.

Brian Willsie, Marc Crawford are posing for a picture: Marc Crawford, then head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, directs his team against the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL game at Staples Center on Dec. 6, 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif.© Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/TNS Marc Crawford, then head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, directs his team against the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL game at Staples Center on Dec. 6, 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Crawford, who was placed on leave by the Hawks before Monday night’s game against the Blues, isn’t available for interviews. But Avery is talking, and he’s coming out in support of Crawford.

Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford being investigated over allegation of physical abuse

  Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford being investigated over allegation of physical abuse Chicago Blackhawks say assistant coach Marc Crawford will stay away as it looks into Sean Avery allegation while Crawford was Los Angeles Kings coach."The Chicago Blackhawks will be conducting a thorough review of assistant coach Marc Crawford based on the recent allegations that have been made regarding his conduct with another organization," the team said.

CHICAGO — Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization. The Blackhawks didn’t provide any details Monday about what they are examining, but former NHL forward Sean Avery recently told the New York Post that Crawford

Blackhawks to investigate Marc Crawford after allegations of physical abuse . Per the team’s official Twitter account, Crawford — in his first season with the team — will not be with the organization while this review takes place. He should have spanked my ass a little bit more. I deserved it .

In a recent interview with the New York Post, Avery said Crawford kicked him so hard in the rear that it left a mark.

On Monday night, Avery shared a video on Twitter in which he said Crawford was his “second-favorite NHL coach” and that he had “every right in the world to kick me in the ass. He should have spanked my ass a little bit more. I deserved it. I loved Crow.”

Crawford won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996 and also served as head coach of the Canucks, Kings, Stars and Senators over a coaching career that began in 1994 when he was 33.

Two other NHL players beside Avery have shared allegations that Crawford abused them physically.

Avery said Crawford kicked him after taking a penalty for too many men on the ice.

“You know how I stand at the end of the bench? He came down and gave me an ass kick that left a mark,” Avery said.

Sean Avery says coach kicked him when playing for Kings

  Sean Avery says coach kicked him when playing for Kings Sean Avery told the New York Post that Marc Crawford, currently a Blackhawks assistant coach, kicked him during an NHL game during the 2006-07 season.At the time, Crawford was the head coach of the Los Angeles Kings and Avery was his player.

The Blackhawks announced Monday they will be "conducting a thorough review" of assistant Former NHL player Sean Avery told the New York Post over the weekend that Crawford "kicked me after The allegations come in the wake of former Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters resigning

Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization. The Blackhawks didn’t provide any details Monday about what they are examining, but former NHL forward Sean Avery recently told The New York Post that Crawford

Former Hawk Brent Sopel alleged during a podcast last year that Crawford “kicked me, he choked me, he grabbed the back of my jersey and just pulling it back.” Crawford coached Sopel while both were with the Canucks.

Another former NHL player, Patrick O’ Sullivan, published a book in 2016 — “Breaking Away: A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph” — that alleged Crawford was verbally and physically abusive towards him and others — allegedly using homophobic slurs — while they were both with the Kings.

O’Sullivan pledged on Twitter to cooperate with the Blackhawks investigation.

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