I've always considered @GameBoy27 to be a reliable source.I don't care what you think. My friend, who used to play pro hockey heard it from a current Tampa Bay Lightning player. Whom I gather, is a very reliable source.
Based on what we now know, it wasn't Bedard's mom, it was someone in the organization, he's admitted he has an alcohol problem and entered a treatment program. It's not a stretch to think what my friend told me is true.