Patrick Kane‘s status remains unchanged in the eyes of the NHL.
“I don’t think today’s developments really have any direct impact on Kane’s status from the league’s standpoint,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc.
Earlier today in Buffalo, allegations of evidence-tampering were made by the lawyer representing the woman who has accused Kane of sexual assault.
“Yesterday, the rape-kit evidence bag was anonymously delivered to the home of my client’s mother,” attorney Thomas Eoannou said. “We know this to be the evidence bag that once contained the rape-kit evidence. We know this. It contains my client’s birth date. It contains the location where the rape kit was done. And it confirms the nurse’s initials who performed the rape kit. It is authentic.”
Eoannou has demanded “an independent law-force investigation by a separate law-force agency into how this breach could’ve possibly happened.”
In response, Kane’s lawyer, Paul Cambria, told the Chicago Tribune that it’s his client whose case stands to be damaged by evidence-tampering.
“The evidence technician who works for the county tested it. He said there was no Patrick Kane, and that’s all I needed to know,” Cambria said, per the Tribune. “We were told other DNA was found, but none of it was from Patrick.”