On Wednesday, Thomas Eoannou, the attorney for the woman accusing Patrick Kane of sexual assault, held a press conference during which he made claims of evidence tampering. According to Eoannou, the rape kit administered to the woman was found on the doorstep of her mother’s home, opened and empty.
“Something seriously has gone amiss,” Eoannou said. “All we know is that the rape kit bag, which has been authenticated, ended up on the doorstep of the victim’s mother’s house. God knows what happened to the evidence.”
However, a couple hours later, a statement was released by the Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services, John Glascott. In it, he refutes the accusations of Eoannou.
— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) September 23, 2015
Meanwhile, the NHL has not changed their stance on Kane.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says Patrick Kane’s playing status remains unchanged. He’s still in camp with the #blackhawks.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 23, 2015
The Blackhawks have not commented on Kane’s status on the roster.
Kane played in Chicago’s preseason opener at the United Center on Tuesday night, a 5-4 OT win against the Red Wings.