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Sabres Evander Kane: "I've done nothing wrong"

Sabres Kane subject of sex assault investigation
Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 18:27:17-05

Evander Kane, the 24-year-old forward for the Buffalo Sabres, is the subject of a sexual assault investigation, according to police sources.

Kane was at practice Monday morning ahead of Monday night's game against the Washington Capitals. 

After the hour long practice Kane gave a brief statement to the media, saying that he's innocent. 

"There's not a whole lot I can say," said Kane. "I just want to say I've done nothing wrong. I look forward to clearing my name. I respect the legal process and unfortunately at this time there's not much more I can talk about." 

After Kane's address he was rushed out of the locker room and took no questions. 

7 Eyewitness News learned a complaint was made Sunday and Buffalo Police are investigating. The allegation centers around the Buffalo Marriott Hotel at HARBORCENTER. A police source says the incident allegedly occurred early Sunday morning.

Buffalo Police sources also confirm with 7 that Evander Kane's car was towed from the Buffalo HARBORCENTER Marriott on Sunday for "further investigation." Mike Weidman shared these pictures with 7 Eyewitness News.

Monday morning Paul Cambria confirmed that he's representing Evander Kane. 7 Eyewitness News reached out to Cambria, who had no comment.

Coach Dan Bylsma said Evander Kane will be in the game Monday night against the Washington Capitals, though he is concerned on how the forward will do mentally.

7 Eyewitness News Sports Anchor Shawn Stepner obtained the following statement from the Buffalo Sabres:

"We take the allegation made today against Evander Kane very seriously. We are gathering facts and have been in touch with the NHL and Evander's representatives. Until we have more information we will not have any additional comment."

Stepner also received the following statement from the National Hockey League:

"We are aware of and are monitoring the investigation involving Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. We have no further comment at this time."

It is important to note that Evander Kane, who was traded to the Sabres in February, has not been charged with any crime.

Multiple police sources say this is only an investigation into an allegation. Buffalo Police released a statement saying, "No report has been filed at this time and no charges have been filed at this time."

 

 
 

 

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