BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Sources have confirmed to News 4’s Nalina Shapiro that two crime reports have been filed against Sabres’ left winger Evander Kane by two women.
The crime reports relate to an alleged incident following Kane’s appearance at a Buffalo bar called Bottom’s Up on Chippewa Street on Thursday night.
A group, including Kane, had been escorted from the bar Thursday night, according to the general manager, David Robida of Bottom’s Up. Robida said there was an altercation inside the bar with Kane’s friend and another individual. Robida claims Kane wasn’t involved in that altercation, despite video showing him inside the bar.
It’s not yet clear what crimes Kane is accused of committing.
“Buffalo Police are in the preliminary stages of investigating the allegations,” police spokesperson Mike DeGeorge said Friday.
Kane’s attorney, Paul Cambria, released a brief statement saying “Evander states he did nothing wrong.”
Kane had been under investigation earlier in 2016 following a report to police in December of 2015 which alleged Kane may have committed a sexual offense at Buffalo’s HARBORCenter Marriott. No charges were ever filed by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
The report surfaced on the first night of the NHL Draft. The Sabres, which pick eighth in the first round, declined to comment.