REPORT: Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron admits he did not want Mitchell Miller

Published November 5, 2022 at 1:22 PM

The Boston Bruins made a very controversial move yesterday when they announced they had signed Mitchell Miller.

Back in 2020 Miller was picked by the Arizona Coyotes in the 4th round, but as soon as the news started to spread of his past, the Coyotes rescinded the draft pick.

Miller reportedly back in 2016 bullied a disabled classmate and forced him to lick a lollipop that he had rubbed in the mens urinal.

Miller, 20, was charged with assault and a violation of the Ohio Safe Schools Act in February of 2016 after he and another student admitted to bullying lsaiah Meyer- Crothers, a Black classmate with a learning disability. Part of that bullying included wiping a piece of candy in a urinal and then tricking Meyer-Crothers into consuming it.

In 2020, Meyer-Crothers told the Arizona Republic that Miller had taunted him for years growing up and called him names like "brownie" and used the "N-word" while repeatedly hitting him. He said it "hurt my heart" when he saw the news that Miller had been drafted by the Coyotes in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, where he was taken 111th overall.

Apparently not all Boston Bruins players were onboard with the signing, Captain Patrice Bergeron was informed after the signing by Don Sweeney his General Manager what had been done and Bergeron was not too thrilled and had questions and issues with it.

That was the first thing that, I guess, came out of my mouth. [Signing Miller] goes against what we are as a culture and as a team, and for me as a person.

November 5   |   391 answers
REPORT: Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron admits he did not want Mitchell Miller

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