The fallout from the release of the findings in the Chicago Blackhawks independent investigation of the Brad Aldrich sexual abuse incident(s) in 2010 continues as former Blackhawks’ President of Hockey Operations and GM Stan Bowman has resigned from his position of GM with the United States National Team.
USA Hockey announces Stan Bowman has stepped down as GM of the #Beijing2022 Olympic team.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 26, 2021
Bowman “stepped aside” from his role with the Blackhawks earlier this afternoon after the 107-page report by the former U.S. Assistant Attorney, Reid J. Schar revealed that Bowman knew about the sexual abuse claims during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs and failed to act, allowing coach Brad Aldrich to stay with the team during the Blackhawks’2010 Stanley Cup Championship run, despite the allegations (and the continued abuse thereafter).
Bowman reported the abuse claim to his superior, John McDonough, who, according to the Schar report, said that the Blackhawks might never make it this far in the playoffs again, and that they needed to think about when to handle the issue,” as Bowman recalled when interviewed.
You can read all of today’s developments in our earlier story.
— Patrick K. Flowers (@PatrickKFlowers) October 26, 2021