Nets player Andray Blatche questioned in sexual assault case: Reports
Nets forward Andray Blatche was questioned and released by Philadelphia police Tuesday in the investigation of a woman who said she was sexually assaulted in the hotel the team was staying in, according to the team and published reports.
Blatche wasn't accused of any wrongdoing, but he was in the same suite where the assault allegedly happened, police told The New York Times. He wasn't expected to miss any playing time because of the investigation.
Blatche, 26, tweeted about the incident, saying he was only nearby when the alleged assault happened.
"Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened," he tweeted, later deleting it.
Spokeswoman Jillian Russell said police got a report of an alleged sexual assault involving a 21-year-old female at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Russell said no one has been charged and the investigation is ongoing.
Philadelphia NBC affiliate NBC10 reported that a woman told investigators she was assaulted inside the Four Seasons Hotel, where the Nets were staying in preparation for last night's game against the Sixers. The report said she was transported to a local hospital just before 4 a.m.
The Nets acknowledged the investigation, but declined to elaborate.
"We are aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding a member of the Brooklyn Nets," general manager Billy King said in a statement.