According to The Buffalo News, Sabres’ forward Evander Kane has been cleared after an investigation into a sexual encounter in December.
As the report states, Kane was never officially accused or charged with any wrong doing, but an investigation was launched after a woman who spent the night with Kane visited the Erie County Medical Center claiming that she couldn’t remember what happened that evening.
After examining the woman, the hospital contacted police, which led to a search of his hotel room and vehicle.
Amid initial reports of the incident, the Buffalo Sabres released the following statement.
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.
Kane denied the allegations, stating the following…
Obviously you guys are all aware of the situation that occurred, or that’s going on right now. There’s not a whole lot I can say. 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.
Kane did say that he had consensual relations with the woman on Dec. 27 in his hotel room.
Kane was not suspended and did not face any disciplinary action during the investigation. Through 58 games played this season, he has 19 goals and 31 total points.
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