Reports: Nets player questioned by police
PHILADELPHIA -- A Nets player was involved in an investigation yesterday of an alleged sexual assault.
Police got a report of an alleged sexual assault involving a 21-year-old female at 3:30 a.m. yesterday, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Russell said no one has been charged.
The player was identified in multiple media reports as reserve center Andray Blatche.
In a tweet posted yesterday, Blatche said: "Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened."
Blatche later removed the tweet from his Twitter page.
Police commissioner Charles Ramsey told the New York Times that Blatche is not being accused of any wrongdoing but that he was in the suite at the Four Seasons Hotel where the incident occurred. The Nets were staying at the hotel in preparation for last night's game.
"He was there but was not involved," Ramsey told The Times. "He was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Blatche played in the team's game last night against the Philadelphia 76ers. At the end of the Nets' shootaround earlier in the day, Blatche was surrounded by reporters as he came off the court and sat down on the bench. But Blatche, whose one-year, $1.5-million deal became fully guaranteed Monday, had little to say.
Said Blatche, "Like I said, Billy already addressed it."