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Theoron Fleury: I was a victim of sexual abuse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    In a new book, Fleury names his perpetrator: his junior hockey coach, Graham James -- the same one convicted after Sheldon Kennedy came forward.

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/10/09/theoren-fleury-was-abused-an-absolute-nightmare-every-day-of-my-life/
     
  2. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    The rumour had been out there forever.

    I've written about James and Swift Current. Hockey's worst possible story.

    I've dealt with Theoren a lot, a main character in one of my books ... I've always had a soft spot for him. A decent but troubled guy. Never cheated on the ice. Never lied off it. He was one of three guys who stood up and took questions after Canada lost to the US after the 96 World Cup. (Lyle Odelein, another Moose Jaw guy, was in that number.) The big names (99, Mess) were already at Chez Paris.

    o-<
     
  3. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Awful to hear.
     
  4. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Like FOTF said, for those in the right circles, this is not shocking.
     
  5. slytiger

    slytiger Member

    It's good to see he's finally opened up about it. I'm sure he'll sleep better tomorrow.
     
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The Toronto Star had this story on the book today:

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/article/707878--fleury-comes-clean-about-crazy-insane-life

    I read it twice looking for the names of either James or Kennedy.
     
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I always figured this would come out someday, but I was hoping it wouldn't.

    May Graham James burn in hell.
     
  8. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    He's allegedly back on Canadian soil, living 'somewhere' near Montreal, according to the Calgary Sun.
     
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Done coaching kids in Spain or wherever I guess.
     
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Fixed.
     
  11. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I still can't believe he only served 18 mos of his three year sentence.

    Again, not really shocked.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    Column was by Garth Woolsey. Why he has a column with the Star is beyond me. He's awful.

    I bet his column is a rewrite of the Harper Collins press release that accompanied the book.
     
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