- Oct 12, 2006
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- Las Cruces, New Mexico
Blackhawks part ways with Bobby Hull as ambassador in wise, overdue moveHull’s ugly history of domestic abuse and racism long has overshadowed his impressive on-ice legacy.chicago.suntimes.com
Hull’s history of off-ice behavior — including rampant allegations of domestic abuse and racism — has overshadowed his impressive on-ice legacy for decades, making his continued ambassadorship a black eye for the organization.
Hull was convicted in 1987 of assaulting a police officer who intervened in an argument between Hull and then-wife Deborah. A mini-documentary by ESPN in 2002 included his previous wife, Joanne, recounting a fight in which Hull beat her in the head with a steel-heeled shoe, then held her off a balcony in Hawaii.
Hull’s daughter, Michelle, who became a defense lawyer for female abuse victims, also detailed Hull’s history of alcoholism in that documentary.
He was a real *******. Should have been jailed for lifeI knew a player, now deceased, "Pit' Martin, who told me that Bobby threw Joanne through a plate glass window, and when the cops arrived, she was found bloodied on the front lawn.
I’m glad that people told the honest story of his life off the ice rather than showering him in praise.Good riddance to trash.
Former NHL star Bobby Hull told a Russian newspaper that Nazis were not without merit, that the black population of the United States was growing too fast and that genetic breeding was a worthy idea.
"Hitler, for example, had some good ideas. He just went a little bit too far," the Hall of Fame player told the English-language Moscow Times.