Brind’Amour on Jordan’s allegations against Peters: ‘It for sure happened’

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour comments on the physical abuse allegations involving Bill Peters and how they were handled in Carolina.

As the Calgary Flames work towards a resolution following allegations made towards head coach Bill Peters, a different allegation made by former player Michal Jordan has been corroborated by current Carolina head coach Rod Brind’Amour.

“It for sure happened, the two issues that are in question,” Brind’Amour said of Jordan’s allegations.

On Tuesday, Jordan, who played parts of two seasons under Peters in Carolina, when Brind’Amour served as an assistant, alleged on Twitter that Peters kicked him and punched another player during a game.

The Calgary Flames have not yet made Bill Peters available to comment on any allegations against him.

“To me, it’s what happened after that I’m proud about actually, the way the players handled it, and the way the support staff handled it, which was to bring it to management right away,” Brind’Amour continued. “And then management handled it directly and never heard of it again. And never saw anything else after that.

“So, it was definitely dealt with, in my opinion, correctly, and that’s the last I need to talk about it.”

On Monday night, Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters had directed a racial slur towards him “several times” while the two were together in the AHL. Aliu played for Peters when he was head coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, for five games in the 2008-09 season and 48 games in 2009-10.

On Tuesday, Flames GM Brad Treliving said Peters had not been relieved of his duties, but that an investigation was ongoing.

Peters was not present at Flames practice the past two days, and will not be on the bench when they play the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night.


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