Report: Nets player interviewed about sexual assault
Philadelphia police are investigating a sexual assault involving a Brooklyn Nets player which occurred at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The Daily News reports police spoke with Nets forward Andray Blatche about an assault reported to police by a 21-year-old woman which occurred at the Four Seasons at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Police confirmed they have received the complaint, but have not named the player.
The News reports that while the assault took place in Blatche’s suite, he is not considered to be directly involved and a member of his entourage is being investigated. Blatche was questioned and released.
Nets general manager Billy King released a statement on the incident, but deferred further comment.
“We are aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding a member of the Brooklyn Nets,” the team said in a statement. “We will have no further comment until the investigation has concluded. All of our players are available for tonight’s game.”
The Nets take on the Sixers tonight at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.
Blatche himself confirmed he was questioned via his verified Twitter account Tuesday morning, though the tweet was apparently taken down hours later.
“Im ok and I didn’t do anything jus was n the area when it happened,” Blatche tweeted.
Blatche was signed by the Nets this offseason and is averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season.
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