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comment on forthcoming USBGF response

Posted By: debra
Date: Saturday, 1 January 2011, at 4:51 a.m.

This in regards to Rich Munitz's post: http://www.bgonline.org/forums/webbbs_config.pl?read=84888

The only thing “gross” about this situation is the manner in which the Board of Directors has comported itself. The question remains, a question to which the backgammon community has every right to know; why hasn’t Rod Covlin, an innocent man who has never been formally accused or indicted for any crime, ever been reinstated as President and Chairman of the USBGF, as per their previously purported statements to him?

The Board’s decisions have not only been counter to the bylaws, they are pronounced as a verdict of damnation. I venture to express my total incredulity in respect to this shameful piece of misconduct on the Board’s initial and ongoing behavior. And to those who would suggest that this issue be kept private/offline… this isn’t about any sort of Pyrrhic victory; it’s about right and wrong, legal and illegal, in accordance with the bylaws.

The backgammon community has been kept in the dark long enough. If the situation were to remain private/offline, then the Board would not have to answer to anyone, nor would they be compelled to do the right thing. Their attempt to rewrite reality via revisionist history is not merely a total abdication of responsibility; it is an act of moral treason.

Did they really expect Rod to continue to remain silent in the face of such blatant iniquity? Did they expect that once they dismissed him out of hand, that it would forever reduce him to submission? Did they hope that he would quietly fade away without even the slightest demurral to their totalitarian behavior, and not at some point expect polemic thunderbolts to be hurled their way?

The bg public needs to be made aware of exactly the sort of effrontery the Board has been indulging in, including spinning out conclusions detached from reality, and not so accidental elisions where facts are concerned, on information about the Founding of the USBGF on their website. Rod has been constrained long enough and he has every right, both legally and morally, to disavow (publicly) the actions of the Board, and resume his rightful position.


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