Tennis HOF Made Right Move on Bob Hewitt

The Australian

The International Tennis Hall of Fame took a stand on Bob Hewitt last week and gained a healthy dose of integrity in the process. One can only hope that in suspending Hewitt and stating that "his legacy ceases to exist," the Hall hit the ignition switch for further sanctions -- for they are long overdue.

Hewitt's sordid behavior came to light in August 2011 when The Boston Globe, in the wake of a six-month investigation, reported that Hewitt sexually abused underage girls he coached in the Boston area and his native South Africa from the 1970s to the early '90s. Six women publicly identified themselves as Hewitt's alleged victims, and the explosive report triggered an HBO Real Sports segment that sent Mary Carillo on a fact-finding mission to South Africa.

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