Report: Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Under Investigation

The Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is reportedly under police investigation in Hamburg, Buffalo, where he owns a home. Although not much is known as of now, according to sources, the Blackhawks star is the subject of an alleged rape case. So far, no charges have been filed against him.

The Buffalo News’ Tim Graham broke the news with these tweets:

The 26-year-old three-time Stanley Cup Champion, unfortunately, is no stranger to breaking the law. According to the report, he and his cousin, James M. Kane were arrested for assaulting a cab driver following a fare dispute in August of ’09. They pleaded guilty to a noncriminal charge of a disorderly conduct and were forced to write an apology letter to the driver.

The NHL has confirmed to Time Warner Cable News in Buffalo that it is aware of the investigation. It’ll be interesting to see how the League handles this. This latest reported incident is one of a few for NHL players recently. Early last month, LA Kings’ defenseman Slava Voynov was charged in a domestic violence incident with his wife and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count. The League and Kings organization, of course, suspended him before the trial began.

Kings’ forward Jarret Stoll had a run-in with the law as well with a felony drug possession charge (you can read the updated story here), and the most recent one prior to this latest alleged incident with Kane involved former Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’ Reilly, who was traded during the 2015 NHL Draft. Not long after that, he drunkenly crashed his vintage van into a Tim Horton’s near London, Ontario and fled the scene. O’ Reilly is scheduled to appear in court on August 20th for DUI charges.

If these rape allegations against Patrick Kane are true, that won’t bode well for him and his reputation. Keep checking back here at Ice Nation UK for updates on this case.

UPDATE: As I’m just about to post this, Buffalo News is reporting that a local woman has accused Kane of sexual assault. Law enforcement sources have said that the woman went to a hospital and tests using a rape kit were performed. At least one other local police agency has asked to assist with the investigation.

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