May 1, 2013
Don Cherry goes off again about women in male dressing rooms
By QMI Agency
Don Cherry waded into the discussion regarding female journalists in male dressing rooms again Wednesday night.
The Coach’s Corner star responded to a blog written by former New York Times reporter Robin Herman saying she was shocked at comments Cherry made Saturday that women shouldn’t be allowed in locker rooms. Herman pointed out that Cherry was the first coach to permit women in NHL dressing rooms in the ‘70s, when he was with the Boston Bruins.
“I let her in, I had no problem at all,” Cherry said. “The Bruins, I went in, and told them to act decent.
“Why have I changed my mind? I’ll tell you why I’ve changed my mind. I have seen things and I have heard of things that go on in the dressing room when the women are in there (that) are disgusting.”
Cherry went on.
“If (players) are going to act the way they act … you would not want your daughter or sister in there, believe me,” he said.
The former Bruins coach said there should be a separate space for interviews.
“I could tell you stories … guys are going to act like jerks in front of women. I don’t believe in it. I think they should have a room by the side,” Cherry said.