Three different law enforcement sources with knowledge of the legal case against Patrick Kane say a grand jury investigation has been "abruptly postponed," the Buffalo News reported Tuesday.
Two of the sources told the newspaper's Lou Michel that "the reason for the delay appears to involve the possibility of ongoing settlement talks between attorneys for Kane and the victim."
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The friend of the alleged victim, who claims Kane raped her in his Hamburg, N.Y., home last month, was subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.
Kane has not been arrested or charged with a crime. Blackhawks training camp begins in 10 days, though it's unknown whether Kane will be in South Bend.
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The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.
On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:
We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.