Bill Peters, head coach of the Calgary Flames, might not be coaching the team too much longer.

WARNING: Story has offensive language

Monday night, former player Akim Aliu accused the Flames coach of using racist slur towards him 10 years ago. On Tuesday he went into further details.

Aliu says that the coach hurled the N-word towards him multiple times during his time with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs as he slammed the player’s choice of music.

"He walked in before a morning pregame skate and said, 'Hey Akim, I'm sick of you playing that n----- shit,'" Aliu said. "He said, 'I'm sick of hearing this n-----s f------ other n-----s in the ass stuff.'

"He then walked out like nothing ever happened," Aliu continued. "You could hear a pin drop in the room. Everything went dead silent. I just sat down in my stall, didn't say a word."

Since then, a couple of former teammates from Aliu’s IceHog days who were in the room, Simon Pepin and Peter MacArthur, confirmed the story.

"I think everyone should be held accountable for their actions or words spoken," Pepin said.

Alui also said that Jake Dowell, who was the Rockford captain at the time, confronted Peters about the incident. Dowell wouldn’t comment on this to the media but did say he would cooperate with the investigation that is going on by the NFL and the Flames.

It didn’t end there though. Aliu says Peters called him into his office to discuss what happened but did not apologize. Instead he echoed his disapproval with the player’s choice of music being played in the locker room.

"You know, I’m just sick of this n----- shit," Peters said, according to Aliu. "It’s every day. From now on, we need to play different music."

On Tuesday, Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the media that the investigation was still on going and refuted the reports that Peters had not been relieved of his duties.

Aliu, who is now 30 years of age, played in seven NHL games, all with Calgary. He also spent parts of 11 seasons in the AHL and ECHL.

Then Tuesday night the Calgary Flames announced that Peters would not be behind the bench on Wednesday night when the team take on the Sabres in Buffalo while the investigation into allegations of racism and physical abuse.

"Our review into the allegations from last evening continues. This is a very serious matter and we want to be thorough in our review," general manager Brad Treliving said in a statement. "Bill Peters will not be behind the bench for the Flames' game (tonight) night in Buffalo. Associate coach Geoff Ward will handle head coaching duties.”

"We will have no further comment until our review is complete."

Some may wonder why they continue investigate while they have credible reports now along with other confirming the stories. But they could be dragging it out so that they can build a sufficient case to fire Peters without having to pay him for the remainder of his contract.

And they may not have to do the firing as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has the power to step in and punish the coach if he concludes that Peters is guilty under Article IV of the NHL Constitution. The only issue is that the language in the Article doesn’t cover incidents that took place prior to an NHL team employing the person in question.

If Bettman does have cause, he can fine Peters up to $1 million and terminate his employment.