5 months ago
What happens in an Uber, doesn’t stay in an Uber – at least if you’re an NHL player.
Last month in Phoenix, seven Ottawa Senators players – Matt Duchene, Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Alex Formenton, Chris Tierney, Chris Wideman, and Colin White – were recorded while having a conversation in the back of an Uber by the car’s dashcam.
In the conversation, the players were ripping assistant coach Martin Raymond and being critical of their team. Unfortunately for them, the recording made it onto the internet.
As bad as the recording looks for the players, it doesn’t look much better for Uber as filming passengers without their consent is clearly a violation – as is subsequently releasing the video on the web.
Rob Khazzam, general manager for Uber Canada, said as much.
Filming or recording passengers without their consent is totally unacceptable and if reported / detected we will investigate + take action to preserve our communities privacy and integrity. In this specific case, we made efforts to have the video taken down.
— Rob Khazzam (@rkhazzam) November 6, 2018
The players in the video also released a statement once it was made public.
“We want to apologize publicly to Marty Raymond, our teammates and coaches for our comments in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 29,” the statement reads. “Our private conversation was recorded without our knowledge or consent. We’re passionate about our team, and focusing on growing together. We are grateful for the support of our fans and organization. This is an important learning experience, and we will do better.”
The Senators also responded.
Ottawa Senators response. pic.twitter.com/K7toq52Qdr
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 6, 2018
At 5-6 with just 13 points, the Senators are currently one of the five worst teams in the NHL.Read the full story at USA TODAY