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DEL scandal: Bietigheim newcomer Avery Peterson reportedly went to the US without his club’s release and played for another team there. The Steelers now want to take legal action against their player.
Bietigheim-Bissingen. Bietigheim Steelers are considering launching legal action against recently signed star player Avery Peterson (26). The DEL Club announced on Wednesday (December 22, 2021) that “we are currently exploring the extent to which legal action can be taken in relation to breach of contract and claims for damages.”
Peterson joined the North American League ECHL squad without approval. DEL and the German Ice Hockey Federation were informed – and the DEB reported to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
American professional Peterson wanted to return to North America due to illness
Peterson joined the Milwaukee Admirals, a farming group based in Nashville Predators, earlier this month. Prior to the December 17 match at the Iserlohn Roosters, the striker surprisingly declared that he was no longer fit, was in poor health and wanted to return to the United States immediately, Steelers wrote.
“We wanted to send him to the doctor for examination – he refused. For several days we tried to give him further medical treatment – he always refused to do so,” the report said. “We did all this in close coordination with his agent.”
Peterson then went on to book his flight on his own initiative and fly back to the United States, according to the Bietigheim – based company. Meanwhile, they discover that the professional ice hockey player has another agent. “Such fraudulent behavior has no place in the professional game,” it says at the end of Swabians’ message. (dpa)
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