Patrick Kane expressed his innocence today.
But he didn’t get into the details.
“This has been an incredibly difficult time for many people,” Kane said during a press conference at the University of Notre Dame, where his Chicago Blackhawks are holding training camp.
“I cannot apologize enough for the distraction this has caused my family, my teammates, this incredible organization and, of course, our fans.
“While I have too much respect for the legal process to comment on an ongoing matter, I am confident that once all the facts are brought to light, I will be absolved of having done nothing wrong.”
It was the first time Kane had spoken publicly since August, when it emerged he was the subject of a police investigation after being accused of sexual assault.
Following his prepared statement, Kane declined to answer numerous questions from reporters, before departing from the press conference.