Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Sharp’s season has been ugly, but rumors about Sharp’s behavior off the ice have been even uglier.
Rumors of locker room fights with teammates and relations with teammates’ significant others caught Sharp in a bit of a whirlwind, but Sharp has come out and denied any sort of truth to the rumors.
Sharp told Comcast Sports Net Chicago’s Tracy Myers “as a player, as a professional, you’re out there and you’re up for grabs for on-ice play. Trade rumors, talk about my play on the ice, I’m fine with that,” he said. “When people delve into your personal life and make up rumors and things that are untrue, it takes a toll on you, your family and friends. It’s completely unnecessary. It’s been tough but we have a strong group of teammates. It’s almost laughable.”
The right wing has just 10 goals on the season and a lot of questions remain about Sharp’s future with the team because of cap room. Despite his struggles, there’s really no reason or excuse for what could be considered slander, if not true. He is considering legal options, according to Myers’ story.