BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane will not face criminal charges following an investigation into a possible sexual assault.
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty announced Friday that the decision was made after an examination of the facts, including the results of forensic and toxicological testing.
Reports surfaced in December that Buffalo police were investigating a claim made against the player about an incident that occurred at a downtown Buffalo hotel where Kane is living. Flaherty says no criminal complaint was ever filed.
Kane, who is from North Vancouver, British Columbia, has denied doing anything wrong.
The 24-year-old Kane is in his first full season in Buffalo after he was acquired in a multi-player trade with the Winnipeg Jets a year ago.