A few thoughts on the Artemi Panarin situation:

First and foremost, I will be the first to admit that if these allegations are true and it can be proven at a court of law that Panarin did beat up an 18-year girl, then he is a disgrace to the sport of ice hockey and should never be allowed to play again anywhere.
Having written that, while I am willing to believe women on the matter of violence allegations, I find allegation from a person who was Panarin's coach at the time and could have done something (like release Panarin) to be a bit less than credible.
This goes double when one considers that unless Andrei Nazarov, the coach making the allegations, actually witnessed the assault he is alleging, anything he could possibly say on the matter is hearsay and normally inadmissible in a court of law.
It goes triple when one considers that Panarin vocally spoken in favor of the Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, thus making himself an opponent of Vladimir Putin.
Where I come from, if someone publicly makes up a story that ruins a person's reputation, that person can be held accountable for libel or slander.
But Nazarov is an honorable man; so are they all honorable men.

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