The Terry Trafford Tragedy Going Forward | When in Doubt, Glass and Out
The Facts: 1) Initial Saginaw Spirit press release states that Terry Trafford was merely suspended and sent home for a week and not released from the club. The Spirit made a misstep here. During the time of his disappearance, the Spirit organization remained mostly tight-lipped about the situation. They did, however, make a statement saying that they suspended Trafford, but that he was still listed on the roster and the intention was to bring him back. 2) A story broken by Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, "Terry Trafford's dad searching for answers", contains information from an interview with Roy Trafford, father of Terry Trafford. In the article, Roy talks about a voicemail left by Spirit GM Jim Paliafito stating that things had changed in Saginaw and they didn't want Terry back. Paliafito had stated that "Word had come down from above." Roy Trafford didn't get the message until late Sunday morning when Terry had already left to return