Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/16/11

OTTAWA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Don Cherry of Team Cherry signs autographs for fans during the CHL Top Prospects game against Team Orr at Scotiabank Place January 18, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Team Orr defeated Team Cherry 7-2. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
On Saturday night during CBC's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry offered an apology to former NHL players Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson after calling them "turncoats" and "hypocrites" and "pukes" for what he alleged was their anti-fighting stance. Said Cherry: "I gotta admit, I was wrong on a bunch of things. I took three enforcers, three tough guys — my kind of guys — and I threw them under the bus, and I'm sorry for it. I really am." Motivating this unprecedented mea culpa from Cherry: The three enforcers releasing a statement that called Cherry's initial comments "baseless and slanderous," leading to speculation about litigation against Cherry. On Sunday night, the Grimson, Nilan and Thomson released a joint statement that they've accepted Cherry's apology that they "wish to state that they do not intend to pursue such recourse, as a group." Grimson, however, released his own statement — one that continues to express frustration with CBC, Cherry and Ron McLean, writing, "You ...
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