Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by treblings, Dec 19, 2011.
Oh leave the poor guy alone
If that photo is yourslef, you´d become an inmediate target for Bob Hewitt...
Can't really blame the guy then...
Moose, that wasn't going to fly. Did they think it would go away ?
"The International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport has hired an attorney to investigate allegations that former doubles champion Bob Hewitt sexually abused girls he coached"
The report found the allegations against B. Hewitt credible. And he has been "indefinitely suspended" from the HOF.
the hall of fame made the right decision
Convicted by news reports? We do not need a lynch-mob mentality.
the hall of fame conducted a thorough investigation and suspended him
based on their findings not news reports
This guy was hired to lead the investigation.
As someone pointed out earlier, the HOF would not necessarily have the resources or experience for such an investigation. Many law firms would. According to the reports, Hewitt was (unanimously) suspended based on the findings in the report delivered by that attorney.
HOF means nothing to tennis.What really is meaningful is the bunch of doubles majors that qualify Bob Hewitt as one of the best ever doubles players.
As for moral purposes, I can agree with the decision.
i´m fairly certain that being inducted into the hall of fame means something
for those who are inducted.
I don't understand the reasoning. Isn't infamy also a kind of fame?
Hewitt responds to allegations
Did any of you ever watched Hewitt playing doubles?
i think it´s about time to talk about his game.
He is the guy I´d pick to pick doubles.if he was not available, then I´d head off for Frew Mc Millan.
I wish you all the luck in the world, discussing this man's game or accomplishments in this thread. I really do.
i just hope Frew doesn´t hear about being second choice
why don´t you start a thread about the legendary partnership of Hewitt/McMillan?
Where is dexter when we most need him ?
Yes, but would you pick him to coach your kid ?
I was actually going to suggest you contact BTurner (but he beat me to the punch) and you two could go out for a beer and reminisce about Bob's career and lament the injustice of the forces that conspired to have Bob suspended from the HOF and, if you are lucky, you can receive BTs due process lecture. And well who knows how the night might go after that....
Me, I saw Hewitt as a young kid which was about as interesting as a young kid watching [fill in the blank for any doubles team not the Bryans]. And at the time he appeared creepy to my kid eyes and, frankly, so did his partner with the weird (to a kid) hat. As for now, apart from you and BT and maybe Bob though I suspect he's not all that interested in tennis at this point, who gives a rats *** about his playing days ?
I read this article, very interesting, there are always more than one side to a story...
I obviously have another opinion.Hewitt was a tennis player and should be enjuiced as such.
Have fun getting "enjuiced" by Bob Hewitt.
interestingly enough, Hewitt concentrates his defense on attacking one of the women, and not all the others. he is obviously picking who he thinks is the weakest link
a GOAT candidate for Doubles.
Keep pushing buttons Kiki. That's what the internet is for.
You don't just get into the hall of fame for what you've achieved, you get in for what you brought to the sport. In spite of his greatness, Hewitt brought shame to the sport and should be removed.
Hewitt record speaks for himself.He may give a damn whether that thing called HOF exist or not.
he stated on more than one occassion how much he appreciated being a member. so i would assume his suspension would hurt him. not that he doesn´t have other problems right now
This will only be a footnote on his legacy. He's going to be remembered as a disgrace to tennis.
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