If the "teammate" indeed turn over the text message, what a dick. I don't care if it was the wrong thing to text, or even if he hit the linesman on purpose, you don't dick over your friend that way. Of course they most likely aren't friends anymore and I don't doubt there is some retribution coming...and I don't blame Wideman if he does. It doesn't matter if what Wideman did was wrong or right, you don't rat out your fellow player unless you had an agenda. In the working world that is called being a company man. This "teammate" had no reason to rat him out on the text. He had no interest in the case, but now he is balls deep in it. Revenge will be sweet.
Again, I am not condoning the hit, nor even the stupid text, but man, what a dick move by the teammate. That is worse than the incident itself and I hope the rest of the team takes care of it. Unless Wideman sent out a multiple text to many teammates, then he knows exactly who it was and s***s gonna get real, really soon...
Sure Wideman can't wait to start playing for Calgary again now, knowing that one of his teammates is a completely untrustworthy scumbag snake.
Totally agree with LeftWinger. Regardless of if you agree or not, it is a total piece of s*** move to rat out a teammate like that, and says everything about said persons character. I hope the entire team comes together to flush out the snake and handles them appropriately.
Whoever provided the NHL with that txt message should be help accountable teamwise, you either support nor teammate or don't get involved at all.
I think the move is about getting his money back and of course to set a precedent to overrule the decisions of a commissioner.
yep, what that player needs is an Eric Lindros blanket party...I guess whichever player on Calgary is scratched due to having broken ribs from a "car accident" is the guilty one!
Wow guys...way to completely make something up out of nothing...lol
No teammate gave any texts to anyone.
Bettman requested all written information which by law includes text messages.
Wideman was required by law to hand them over.
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