Heatley sues former agent for embezzlement (Mod Edit: Phillips suing as well)
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08-19-2012, 11:06 AM
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How are people applauding a crooked agent ripping off a player?
Heatley deserves to get ripped off because he is a ******?
The stupidity on this board is astounding at times.
His own greed seems to have done him in. The court documents actually suggest he was after unrealistic ROI and put his money in risky investments to make more money. It's up to the courts to determine if he was ripped off, we don't know if it was a crooked agent or Heatley lying to cover up his own poor investments.
Let's take an objective look at Heatley:
He's a promising player in Atlanta that, while driving too fast one night, gets into a horrible crash and kills his best friend. After rehab, he asks to be traded from Atlanta, who in turn, is forced to trade him under difficult circumstances. Understandable.
Ottawa takes a risk on him and he rebounds and rebuilds his character and credibility. He signs a new contract. After signing the contract, the team takes a nosedive and Heatley again demands a trade. As part of his new contract, Heatley limits the teams that he is willing to be traded to. When no deal is forthcoming, someone from Heatley's camp leaks the info to the press, diminishing his value.
Ottawa eventually arranges a trade to one of those teams stipulated by Heatley, Edmonton. A deal is worked out and Heatley is set to be traded, but at the last minute, nixes the deal. Ottawa is eventually forced to work out a second deal with San Jose for even less value.
Because of Heatley's shenanigans and nixing trades, the Ottawa Senators pay 4 million dollars to a player who never plays another game for them and who had requested a trade.
Look, I don't wish the guy harm, but when someone who has displayed a remarkable level of selfishness at the expense of others gets burned by that same selfishness and greed, it's not a bad thing.
In fact, I am happy that the universe has given Heatley the opportunity to learn from his mistakes and see things from the perspective of the victim.
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