The Patrick Kane rape investigation is slowly unfolding, and the latest details are grizzly and unsettling in every way.
It was revealed last week that Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane was being investigated by police in his hometown over an unspecified incident. Fans lashed out when rape was jumped to as a conclusion — but it unfortunately turns out that was a correct assessment.
Kane is being investigated for rape in his hometown near Buffalo and we’re beginning to learn horrifying new details about what might have happened on the night in question.
According to the Buffalo News, the woman who alleges Kane assaulted her gave details that are hard to digest.
"Shortly after she and her friend arrived at Kane’s home on Old Lakeshore Road, the accuser alleges that she went by herself into another room, where Kane followed her, overpowered her and raped her, the sources said. The woman left Kane’s home with her friend and used a cellphone to call a relative immediately after the alleged attack. She then went to a local hospital for examination, and police were called afterward, the sources said."
That’s brutal, and it’s devastating for the NHL as a whole if it’s true.
Kane isn’t just a superstar for the Stanley Cup champions in Chicago, he’s a face of the NHL. If these allegations are indeed true and Kane is guilty, it’s going to be a scar on hockey in a way we’ve seen the NFL become scarred over player violence towards women there.
The only difference is, hockey is just now starting to come back into prominence as a top tier sport in America, and something like this would knock it down — deservedly so. There is absolutely no excuse for actions like this, none at all. Knuckles have to drag low for someone to assault a woman like this and then keep it under wraps until it’s discovered after the fact.
Hockey fans — and human beings in general — don’t want to believe this is true. But if it is, Patrick Kane will never again be seen in the same light as he has been in the past.
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