Sabres’ Evander Kane Denies Wrongdoing After Report of Sex Offense

Sabres’ Evander Kane Denies Wrongdoing After Report of Sex Offense


By Rebecca Vogt


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane is denying wrongdoing after being named in an alleged sex offense investigation.

The 24-year-old took the ice Monday for morning practice with the team, then addressed the media about the situation.

The Buffalo News reported that Buffalo police are investigating Kane, saying an alleged incident took place at a hotel near the First Niagara Center Sunday. The Buffalo policce said no report has been filed at this time and that no charges have been filed.

Kane’s comments were very brief as he addressed the allegations against him.

“Obviously you guys are all aware of the situation that occurred, 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,” said Kane.

Kane did not take questions. Time Warner Cable News was told he will play Monday night.

People in the legal field are weighing in on the situation, as well.

Florina Altshiler says while the investigation may be in preliminary stages, questions still arise if there’s DNA that links Kane to this alleged incident, what the victim may have said and if there’s anything to corroborate that.

“There should probably be surveillance video, you would expect to find video of the two of them entering. Then there’s the question of did the two of them leave together, did she leave alone, did she run out, did she appear distressed, did she appear calm? How much time did they spend together in that room – did anyone else come into the room? Did anyone independently observe any of their interactions – what were those interactions?” said¬†Altshiler.

Again, Evander Kane has not been charged with any crime.