BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Following Friday reports that Buffalo Sabres left winger Evander Kane was involved in an altercation at a W. Chippewa St. bar, Buffalo Police have shed more light on the matter.
Kane and a friend were escorted out of Bottoms Up on early Friday morning in an effort to de-escalate an alleged situation, according to sources who spoke with News 4.
Bottoms Up general manager David Robida says an altercation happened in the bar involving Kane’s friend, but not Kane himself.
Crime reports from two women were filed against Kane, according to sources. Police released the reports on Monday afternoon, detailing what Kane was accused of.
In one complaint, one of the woman told police Kane threatened and made derogatory comments about her. While outside, the complainant stated that Kane grabbed her throat and “tried pushing her into his car.”
The second report, filed by another woman, says Kane grabbed the second woman by her arms and tried to force her out of the bar.
News 4 obtained viewer footage of Evander Kane inside the bar that night. It can be seen below.
“I’m not pleased to see the headline,” says Sabres Head Coach Dan Bylsma.
Paul Cambria, the attorney representing Kane, said, ““Evander states he did nothing wrong.” He later stated he “plans to meet with all parties involved.”
Police say no charges have been filed yet, but the alleged incidents are being investigated as possible harassment.
In terms of legal representation, the bar has hired Jacob Piorkowski of the Shaw & Shaw law firm.
Earlier in 2016, Kane was under investigation for an alleged sexual offense at HARBORCenter, but the Erie County District Attorney’s Office never officially filed any charges.