We can agree on this: Laraque was smart enough to get out of this CHLPA thing.
I've never had that opinion of him. Having read his autobiography, my opinion of him was validated in his book: he's an very intelligent person who, when seeing an important cause that he believes in, will support it and do whatever it takes to help make it a success. The fact that he was asked to be "the big name" in this was great; the fact that he had to put up some of his own money is troubling.
Perhaps you're thinking of Donald Brashear.
I also read that Josh Desmond (The cause of the lawsuit against the Mooseheads) has dropped his suit.