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  • There absolutely was

    If Is bankrupt they shouldn't be putting all that money into a stadium. Especially since the owner resigned I definitely think there was fowl play going on there. I don't know too much about this topic but I definitely believe there is a sand going on here. Seems pretty obvious.

  • Contractors were not chosen fairly.

    There is a great controversy surrounding this case. Conflict of interest seems to be the order of the day, because one of the men on the board that decided to accept the stadium now has a position at the Red Wings. That smacks of impropriety, if anything ever did. Corruption, bribery, kickbacks; it all seems to be right here in this case.

  • Stadium Negotiations Tainted by Red Wings

    The city of Detroit is bankrupt. That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone these days. However, the Red Wings recently announced plans to build a new $285-million stadium -- and the money was given to them by the bankrupt city. While this isn't, in itself, indicative of any foul play, there is a question as to whether or not negotiations for a contractor were done fairly. Where it starts to smell fishy is that one of the men who represented the city in contract negotiations now works for the Red Wings. This seems like foul play, and it is a shame that a struggling city is taken advantage of by these people.

  • No, nothing illegal was involved in the deal.

    While the situation is considerably distasteful, no laws were broken in the stadium negotiations. George Jackson is the man under scrutiny for his involvement with both the city of Detroit as well as the owner of the Red Wings, Mike Ilitch. Jackson had already resigned from his position in the contracting firm working with the city of Detroit a year before being hired by Ilitch. The apparent flip-flop may seem shady, but it is perfectly legal, and so far there has been no proof of insider dealing or broken contracts.


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