Blackhawks' Patrick Kane Might Maybe Be Under Investigation For Something [UPDATED]
By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Aug 6, 2015 3:08PM
Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks lifts the Stanley Cup trophy during the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Rally (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Update 12:50 p.m.: Law enforcement sources say that Patrick Kane is the target of a rape investigation.
Breaking news (we think): Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is maybe being investigated by police in his home just outside of Buffalo, New York for...something, possibly involving a woman.
Police in his home of Hamburg are saying absolutely nothing on the record. They're not even confirming that Kane is being investigated. However, two anonymous sources with knowledge about the investigation told The Buffalo News that there is some kind of investigation of Kane underway, and all officers and detectives have been completely forbidden from talking about it.
Hamburg Police Chief Gregory G. Wickett offered up this statement to The Buffalo News: "We can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of a criminal investigation until such a time as a person is charged with a crime."
The Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said pretty much the same thing: "We neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of an investigation until such time as someone has been charged with a crime."
Paul J. Cambria Jr., a lawyer who has repped Kane before also offered this illuminating statement: "I have nothing to say."
The local TV station has a little more. Sources told the local ABC affiliate that police are investigating an incident that involves a woman, and it began at a bar in Evans.
The local paper filed a Freedom of Information Law request to figure out what's going on—they're not even being allowed to look at the local police blotter—but the town has 20 days to accept or reject the request. So stay tuned for a whole lot of speculation.
Kane has had run-ins with the law in the past. In 2009, he was arrested after a dispute with a Buffalo cab driver who accused him and his cousin of assaulting him and stealing fare. Kane pleaded guilty to non-criminal violation of disorderly conduct. A judge ordered him to pay court costs, apologize to the driver and stay out of trouble for a year. He also reportedly got into a fight outside a bar in Madison on Cinco de Mayo in 2012, but he moved on when an officer asked him to.
At a championship rally this year, the young hockey star referenced his past and comments that he seems more grown up: "I know you said I’ve been growing up, but watch out for me the next week."