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Varlamov Is Innocent Until Proven Otherwise

11/01/2013 at 10:13am EDT

from Slava Malamud of Sport-Express (translated),

I will not raise speculation and spread across the keyboard idle speculation - many have already done so. But most Varlamov I know a little closer than most of you, but because I want to say this: of all the athletes I know this one deserves the presumption of innocence is more than anyone else.

My first reaction to the news from Denver was so still and did not pass a shock. Varlamov and the prison in contact in consciousness as "harmonious" as football fans and the Grand Theatre. How many play a game in the NHL, "Wild Russian," from which one could expect whatever scandalous chronicle, but to plunge into a kind of nightmare I had the most calm, steady and serious of them all? Do not believe it. Prove....

Prove that this is not another case in which a citizen of the Russian Federation, knowing the liberal U.S. law, decided to exploit his heart's content with unscrupulous lawyer. The benefit of such cases missing. Prove that Simon, whose main sin always seemed to me too trusting, is guilty of anything more horrible. Prove that the person whose photo should not be in the police report, and an encyclopedia article on "Good Russian guy," did someone stomped their feet and stole the dead of night. Prove it to me as in America believed - "beyond a reasonable doubt." And yet - I do not believe.

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