REPORT: Mike Babcock's Job at Risk Over Illegal Actions

Published September 12, 2023 at 3:02 PM

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The Blue Jackets newest head coach Mike Babcock may already be on his way out.

Another Babcock Controversy?

Mike Babcock was just officially hired back into the NHL after his coaches methods forced him out of the NHL.

His coaching career with the Blue Jackets and his name is already surrounding a controversy.


During a recent episode of the podcast Spittin' Chiclets, Paul Bissonnette shared a text he got from a player that has caused a large amount of attention to go Babcock's way.

Babcock's Antics Back At It

The text that Bissonnette reads out as well as talks about really puts Babcock in the hot seat.

Here is what Bissonnette 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."

If this is true Babcock's role with Columbus will surely be gone as wanting to go through your captains phone is a awkward move by every standards.

The Blue Jackets have been made aware of the allegations are looking into them right now.

"#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."

This is not how Babcock wanted to make his impression on the league as he looks to prove he is a changed man.

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