On Tuesday, LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi announced that the organization will receive additional education about domestic violence and drug issues.
"We all need to learn about it," Lombardi emphasized. Obviously, the domestic violence aspect relates to the on-going court battles Slava Voynov has created. But Lombardi seemed to take a more personal approach towards the educational and authorial aspect, "This is my fault. We spend time teaching them systems, nutrition and everything else, but we missed a big step here, in terms of ensuring that they understand right and wrong." It's a bit jarring to hear anyone say professional athletes, or otherwise, need such education. But mistakes are part of the human experience, if not outright condition, and Lombardi appears set to address the issues by bringing in outside speakers and educators to speak to players and staff.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 08:30:00 PM