First of all Max his Brother isn't a millionaire anything.HE'S A SQUASH COACH
AND WAS FORMERLY PRESIDENT OF THE uspta eastern division........where Butch found his backing from only he knows....but I whole heartedly agree with the one off post made above by "the umpire"
his trial wont be about the truth.it will be about who tells the best story...and the destruction by vicious cross examination of any shall we say "vulnerable witnesses"
As for the building plans, schemes and attempts at gaining permission to redevelop the site.he failed to accept that the airdome is in planning terms a temporary structure which is reflected in the lease of 30 years.
as for Butch being a good coach...........I disagree..his knowledge of tennis well above average I agree...but he wasn't born with that information and it certainly didn't qualify him as a good coach.
I never enjoyed seeing him reduce anyone to a gibbering wreck that alone made him in my book " not a good coach"
I also agree with the comments made about "his gambling" as the first time I entered his club channel 4 racing was on the tv.
he also had more than a passing interest in Greyhound racing.
weather he is found guilty or innocent he's gotta be washed up in the UK a country I know deep down he had no business remaining in.......but he had nowhere else to go..some dopey woman needed him and I guess arrangements were made.
he has a past for sure and I hope it all comes out in a court of law but does he have a future innocent or guilty....I guess we will have to wait and see.
I think it's time for him to start another chapter in his life........I can't imagine being disliked or hated like he seems to be.
if I were him I TRY AND SALVAGE SOME CREDIT BY MAKING A FULL ADMISSION a move which will see his tariff reduced by 1/3rd and taking into account parole for good behaviour.....he's gonna be out a lot sooner.
but then again he does like to gamble only this time whats a stake isn't money rather than not wanting to sign the sex offenders register and be banned from working with young adults in tennis............employment which was his only really reliable source of income.
Butch looks a lot older than his years and his lifestyle has caught up with him and prison ruins the strongest of men, the smells, the noise, the drugs, the violence,the bullying, bad food , confinement, overcrowding and the very very painfully slow passage of time, made worse by post visiting order depression and reading letters/ making phone calls ..........his future does not appeal to me, he gonna look like he's 64 on the 17th of December.
I think he's suffered from bad advice and ignoring good advice...........
my advice is plead guilty........and spend his time writing a book about tennis and his exploits.......as much as I dislike him.if I saw his book on the shelf in WH smiths................I would have to buy it.
maybe that's his future I guess it's up to him.