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Tennis great Bob Hewitt 'suspended indefinitely' from Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gator, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Didn't see a thread on this, or maybe nobody cares, but it's pretty significant when a Hall of Famer gets the boot. His plaque is down off the wall, and there is no mention of him on the Hall of Fame's website. I get a feeling more of these types of stories will keep cropping up as time goes on.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Tennis great Hewitt 'suspended indefinitely' from Hall of Fame


    Relieved it's not him.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: Tennis great Hewitt 'suspended indefinitely' from Hall of Fame

    Totally misleading thread title, IMO. Really should include the first name.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Years ago, a magazine - pretty sure it was SI - did a fabulous story on the doubles team. They were a perfect match in tennis but could not stand each other. Political opposites, etc. Terrific story.

    Every time I read something like this, I catch myself wondering, "Who else?"
  5. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I figured that in order to be suspended from the Hall of Fame, you'd have to be a Hall of Famer. But I get where you're coming from.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I've talked about this issue quite a bit with my son's swim coach, a thirtysomething woman who was a Division I swimmer and who since then has coached at all levels through elite high school/club. She says it's such an open secret that the guys credit each other for the years they land the real hotties. I figure tennis is about the same. Unfortunately, I think most people "in the know" would agree that this goes well past a few bad apples, and you'd almost have to automatically be suspicious of any coach working with young girls.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I feel i follow sports closely, including tennis.

    No idea of Bob Hewitt.
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

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