The authorities of the national hockey League senior AAA du Québec, have imposed a suspension of four matches and a fine (whose amount was not revealed) David Godbout in the wake of statements he made after a fight in Bécancour, on the 28th of December last.
“I spoke at length to David and I’ve left the chance to explain, mentioned the president of the LHSAAAQ, Michel Dorais, when he contacted the author of these lines. David apologized again, and I know that he is sincere in his repentance. Does not mean that he says things which do say simply no, which are unacceptable, and that it was necessary to crack down.”
After fighting with Marc-André Côté during the Holiday season in Bécancour, Godbout, while he was escorted out of the rink, a view of the homophobic comments. The brawler and president of the Maroons found themselves in hot water when the site danslescoulisses.com has put online the video of the incident Monday morning.
“The fights have their place in our league, it’s part of the show, but there are actions that we cannot tolerate,” repeated Michel Dorais, Acton Vale.
By being suspended four games, Godbout may not participate in any of the meetings remaining on the calendar of the Maroons in the regular season.
After being apologized for his remarks earlier this week, Godbout said that he was going to take his distance from a time relative to the Maroons, taking the view that he had become a negative distraction for the organization. He has not commented on the sanctions issued by the LHSAAAQ.