REPORT: Mike Babcock's Illegal Actions Put His Job in Columbus at Risk

Julien Trekker
September 12, 2023  (11:12)

Some concerning news regarding Mike Babcock has emerged recently.

Is Babcock's Job Already in Jeopardy?

Mike Babcock was hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets and is officially coming back to the NHL, a few years after his coaching methods forced him to retire.
The season hasn't begun yet, but he's already involved in a controversy.
During an episode of the podcast Spittin' Chiclets, Paul Bissonnette made a revelation that caused a stir in the last few hours.

Babcock's Methods Already Under Criticism

Bissonnette shared an anecdote that doesn't put Babcock in a good light.
Here's what he said:
"This is outrageous. I get a text from a player. He goes, 'Have you heard what Babcock is up to again?' And I'm like, 'No.' So he gets to Columbus, and one of the first things he does is he calls in Boone Jenner, the captain of the team, and he says, 'Let me see the photos in your phone. I want to know the type of person you are.' What the hell is going on with that? Is that even legal? It feels like it's totally illegal. Come on the podcast to grill him about his antics as a head coach. Like, worry about the forecheck. Worry about your personnel. Worry about getting the power play humming at an alarming rate so you might have a slim chance of sneaking in a wild card spot.

Why do you want to see inappropriate pictures from your captain on his iPhone? I don't understand this, by the way. If I were going into one of these meetings, having heard all these stories prior, I'd be putting on Rocky quotes in my photos. I'd be showing my workout routine.

Oh, yeah. You know what I'd put on my phone? I'd be standing here in this chair, posing in a unique way, staring him right in the eyes. What's wrong with this guy? Now, I hope this story is true, because otherwise, we look like real big idiots.

But I think that Mike Babcock should come on this podcast and clear the air as to why he wants to see risqué images from Instagram in his players' phones."


Looking at the players' cellphone pictures is awkward... Bissonnette's speech sums up the situation pretty well.
A recent development reveals that the organization will look into these allegations.
"#CBJ are aware of these allegations and looking into them. No official response yet.

Babcock and Jenner have not immediately responded to requests seeking comment."

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REPORT: Mike Babcock's Illegal Actions Put His Job in Columbus at Risk

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