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Gretzky All Class

from Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune,
Wayne Gretzky is one of the classiest men I have met. If there is a superstar in sports I could nominate as a decent, humble, standup guy, it is he. I don't normally go boohoo for individuals of his stature when things go wrong, but let me take a minute here to review for you what has been going on in Gretzky's life of late. ...Gretzky sounds devastated and confused. He was scheduled to leave for Turin with the Team Canada hockey delegation, but suddenly, if you'll pardon the expression, all bets are off. Typically, he refused to duck for cover or hide.
read on added 1:27pm, from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,
With the fallout from Rick Tocchet's alleged involvement in a gambling ring cascading upon him, Wayne Gretzky -- who rarely took a misstep on the ice -- should seek cover. He could be making the worst move of his storied career if he gets on an airplane for Turin.
more added 3:24pm, from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,
If he's lucky, Gretzky will do the right thing and step down before Bettman has to say anything. Gretzky must say that, while he didn't place any bets and while he doesn't believe Tocchet or Janet bet on hockey, he cannot compromise the league in this way until the investigation has been completed. This is not an admission of any guilt other than by association and the guilt of tarnishing the league's image by that association.

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