The Patrick Kane rape allegations saga

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Aug 29, 2015 9:32 PM GMT
    It has been almost one month since this story was first reported, and very few details have been released. The woman who is accusing Kane of rape went to the hospital that night and a rape kit was used. Nothing has been reported yet in terms of results. The weird thing is, I live in Chicago, and there has been almost nothing mentioned about this in the last 3 weeks on local sports broadcasts, except that Kane met with investigators last week. I hope it is shown that Kane was innocent. What I don't understand, is why Kane would put himself in this position in the first place? Bringing a random woman home. Yes, I know he's a young guy, a sports superstar. But what was he thinking? His NHL career hangs in the balance, plus he's got a girlfriend! Definitely very poor judgement on his part. If he's guilty, then he should pay the price, but even if he's innocent, I think he has already done harm to his stature.
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    Aug 30, 2015 3:55 PM GMT
    Crazy to have not just one, but two sports superstars in the same city facing sexual assault allegations.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 03, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    I would not be one bit surprised if authorities find valid evidence that Patrick Kane is responsible for these rapes. He is a typical, blue collar scumbag from Buffalo's south side. In those mostly white working class neighborhoods, brawling, drinking, and harassing women are considered normal, adult behavior.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Sep 03, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    I actually feel incredibly sad about this whole thing. If it's true, I feel for the woman who was victimized. But also incredibly sad about Patrick Kane. Here was an absolute superstar, an NHL legend, one of the greatest hockey players ever. He was my favorite player, I even have two of his jerseys hanging in my closet, for crying out loud. It's just a sad situation all the way around.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Sep 13, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    The Grand Jury is expected to meet next week. The Blackhawks start training camp at the end of this week. Either the league or the Hawks will probably make a decision about Kane before then. As has been said before, many times, Kane has not been charged with a crime at this point. Below is an excerpt from a sports column this weekend.


    When you walk around Chicago’s United Center, you’re struck by the greatness in bronze frozen in time just outside the doors. There’s Michael Jordan, of course. But there’s also Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, resplendent in their classic red Blackhawks sweaters.

    When the Hawks wrapped up their third Stanley Cup in six years in June, it seemed pretty much a sure bet that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane would someday join Hull and Mikita – both in the rafters and on the arena plaza. These are the glory days of the franchise and they were the best days for any player ever produced in Buffalo.

    How long ago it seems. It took just two months for Kane to go from future statue subject to pretty clear pariah in the hockey world.

    Losing endorsements like being on the cover of a video game is one thing. Getting held off the ice is something else entirely. And that’s where the Blackhawks and the NHL are going to be left with no choice.

    The case of the sexual assault allegations against Kane looks like it could be going to a grand jury, although chatter about settlement talks surfaced some last week. Justice is on one schedule and it has to be followed. But hockey has its own schedule and that has to be followed, too.

    The Hawks are slated to train for three days at the University of Notre Dame beginning Friday. Their annual Training Camp Festival is Sept. 21 in the United Center, featuring a scrimmage. The crowd is easily expected to be more than 10,000.

    Kane can’t be there.

    The NHL is already smartly distancing itself from one of its most prominent players. Kane wasn’t part of Tuesday’s kickoff media tour in Toronto, held annually by the league with national outlets and rights holders. The official word, of course, was that players are rotated and this year’s Chicago representatives were Toews and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Duncan Keith. Riiiiight.

    But this year’s tour was moved from New York to Toronto to accommodate Wednesday’s World Cup of Hockey unveiling in Air Canada Centre. No offense to former Chicago teammate Brandon Saad of Columbus, Toronto’s James van Riemsdyk or New York Rangers defense standout Ryan McDonagh, but they’re not remotely close to being faces of USA Hockey.

    A guy with three Cup rings is. But that aforementioned trio represented Team USA. No Kane. His absence was plainly obvious and chatter in Toronto was that the league and the team could be meeting with Kane as soon as Monday to make a preliminary decision about camp.

    A Chicago Sun-Times column last week said Blackhawks President John McDonough was “volcanically outraged” when news of Kane’s latest misstep surfaced. It also said the team immediately dispatched a high-ranking member of its security corps to Buffalo to do its own investigation.

    Here’s hoping the team knows the kind of backlash and distractions it would be up against and says to Kane he’s done for now. And if the team doesn’t, Gary Bettman certainly can.
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    Sep 29, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    So it's not looking too good so far for the accuser, now that mom embarrassed her attorney so much (with her alleged lies about the evidence bag) that he had to drop out of the case altogether:

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story/_/id/13737595/frank-sedita-prosecutor-patrick-kane-case-says-accuser-mom-lied-bag?ex_cid=sportscenterTW


    But at least the Derrick Rose saga is titillating:

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/29/derrick-rose-lawsuit-rape-group-sex-chicago-bulls-sex-toy/
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Sep 30, 2015 12:46 AM GMT
    With this latest twist of the accusers mother and her story of tampered evidence being discovered a hoax, who knows what will happen in the Patrick Kane case. I really hope, if nothing else, Kane learns a lesson with this and realizes he just can't put himself in these kinds of vulnerable positions. There is too much at stake.

    As far as the Derrick Rose story, why is this woman coming forward just now, if this incident happened in 2013? Even with Derrick Rose, some of the same advice would apply. You are a sports celebrity worth tens of millions of dollars. Why are you setting yourself up for this kind of scandal? Not a great idea to decide you are going to have group sex.
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    Nov 05, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    The accuser has ceased cooperating with investigators, so it looks like the saga is winding to an end...


    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/1075110/prosecutor-patrick-kane-wont-charged

    Chicago Sun TimesAfter an “exhaustive investigation” over three months, the Erie County (N.Y.) district attorney announced Thursday that he will not file charges against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.

    “The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation…” Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita said in a news release issued Thursday morning. He added that “this so-called “case” is rife with reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the Office of the Erie County District Attorney will not present this matter to an Erie County Grand Jury.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Nov 06, 2015 1:56 AM GMT
    dayumm saidThe accuser has ceased cooperating with investigators, so it looks like the saga is winding to an end...


    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/1075110/prosecutor-patrick-kane-wont-charged

    Chicago Sun TimesAfter an “exhaustive investigation” over three months, the Erie County (N.Y.) district attorney announced Thursday that he will not file charges against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.

    “The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation…” Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita said in a news release issued Thursday morning. He added that “this so-called “case” is rife with reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the Office of the Erie County District Attorney will not present this matter to an Erie County Grand Jury.


    Yes, it's finally coming to an end. No one will ever know what happened that night at Kane's house. But, as one Sports Illustrated writer wrote tonight, this whole thing still leaves a sour taste. Before this happened, I was the biggest Kane fan ever. Now, I have to be honest, I'm kind of like, meh. Why would he even put himself in this position in the first place, that's really poor judgement. There are other hockey stars that handle themselves with professionalism and don't have to regress to frat boy antics on their off ice time. Those guys come in, do their job on the ice, and go home. Kane needs to take a lesson from them. Looks like Andrew Shaw #65 has just moved up to my number one slot.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 10, 2015 2:51 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    dayumm saidThe accuser has ceased cooperating with investigators, so it looks like the saga is winding to an end...


    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/1075110/prosecutor-patrick-kane-wont-charged

    Chicago Sun TimesAfter an “exhaustive investigation” over three months, the Erie County (N.Y.) district attorney announced Thursday that he will not file charges against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.

    “The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation…” Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita said in a news release issued Thursday morning. He added that “this so-called “case” is rife with reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the Office of the Erie County District Attorney will not present this matter to an Erie County Grand Jury.


    Yes, it's finally coming to an end. No one will ever know what happened that night at Kane's house. But, as one Sports Illustrated writer wrote tonight, this whole thing still leaves a sour taste. Before this happened, I was the biggest Kane fan ever. Now, I have to be honest, I'm kind of like, meh. Why would he even put himself in this position in the first place, that's really poor judgement. There are other hockey stars that handle themselves with professionalism and don't have to regress to frat boy antics on their off ice time. Those guys come in, do their job on the ice, and go home. Kane needs to take a lesson from them. Looks like Andrew Shaw #65 has just moved up to my number one slot.
    You have to keep in mind that Patrick Kane was raised in a rough and tumble, blue collar neighborhood in Buffalo's overwhelmingly white south side or South Buffalo. Brawling, drinking and other acts of hooliganism are commonplace and are considered the norm. You can take the boy out of South Buffalo but you cannot take the South Buffalo out of the boy. This pretty much sums it up on Patrick Kane.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Dec 02, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
    Since the investigation has been completed, it was determined that Kane's DNA was not found on the accuser. It looks more and more like this was a case of a woman hoping to score a big payday. I think the only thing he was guilty of here was using very poor judgement.
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    Dec 03, 2015 1:00 PM GMT
    Among the many tribulations for athletes coming out in major sports, this is another of the barriers they'll have to deal with.

    Like these straight athletes, gay athletes are sexual beings with attractions just like anybody else.

    If there WAS proportionality of GBT male athletes (knock on wood), one can only imagine the scale of He Said, He Said accusations of sexual impropriety that would get thrown around, true or untrue. He's Sleeping Around! He Raped Me! He Beat Me Up! He Gave Me HIV!

    Men know what such allegations would do to the athlete's PR and... they know how much $$$$$$$$ many of the male athletes would be willing to pay other men just to keep accusations from reaching the light of day.

    We see what the lady's false allegations have done in the minds of fans of Kane. One can imagine if a player like Kane was an outwardly gay man dealing with the national media on stuff like this.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Dec 03, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    dayumm saidAmong the many tribulations for athletes coming out in major sports, this is another of the barriers they'll have to deal with.

    Like these straight athletes, gay athletes are sexual beings with attractions just like anybody else.

    If there WAS proportionality of GBT male athletes (knock on wood), one can only imagine the scale of He Said, He Said accusations of sexual impropriety that would get thrown around, true or untrue. He's Sleeping Around! He Raped Me! He Beat Me Up! He Gave Me HIV!

    Men know what such allegations would do to the athlete's PR and... they know how much $$$$$$$$ many of the male athletes would be willing to pay other men just to keep accusations from reaching the light of day.

    We see what the lady's false allegations have done in the minds of fans of Kane. One can imagine if a player like Kane was an outwardly gay man dealing with the national media on stuff like this.


    I can't even imagine what would have been the outcome if the accuser was a man. I still think we are years away from major athletes even verbalizing about gay issues. There have been a few in the last several years, but very few and far between. As far as Patrick Kane is concerned, as someone who is a huge fan of his, I'm kicking myself in not giving him the benefit of the doubt. This was based on past incidents and indiscretions. I fully support #88 again, although I'd still like to give him a slap upside the head for being a knucklehead for the poor judgment he exercised. Next time Kaner, just don't invite a random woman you meet at a bar to your house. Not a good idea.
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    Mar 09, 2016 8:28 PM GMT
    Post-post-script, but the NHL moments ago closed their internal investigation, citing the allegations as "unfounded."

    Kane can officially move on as a pro hockey superstar.