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Joel Quenneville breaks silence on fallout of Blackhawks sexual assault investigation

Joel Quenneville, Panthers, Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are in serious hot water right now following an investigation into the organization over sexual assault from a former assistant coach from 2010. Florida Panthers head honcho Joel Quenneville was at the helm in Chicago at the time, which means his name has been dragged into the mess.

By no surprise, the former Blackhawks boss was asked about the situation but stayed relatively quiet. Via Michele Steele of ESPN:

Probably a smart decision from Quenneville. However, he voiced earlier this past summer that he just learned about the incident yet the reports say Quenneville knew all about it when it happened.

Several members of the Blackhawks organization were reportedly aware of the sexual assault allegations towards the former video coach Brad Aldrich, but they chose to keep the news internally for a few weeks and even let him keep working with the team following their Stanley Cup victory. Quenneville was one of those people.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman stepped down on Tuesday because of the backlash and it appears this is just the start of other repercussions that could happen to the club. The NHL also fined them $2 million.

Not a good look for Chicago or Quenneville, who has the Panthers off to a 6-0 start this season.