The Patrick Kane case may be nearing a conclusion.
According to a report from the Buffalo News, it's unlikely the Blackhawks star will face criminal charges from an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in August at Kane's home in Buffalo.
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Sources told the Buffalo News that the case is unlikely to be presented to a grand jury and that "the case is going nowhere."
Just over a month ago, the accuser's lawyer, Thomas Eoannou, claimed the rape kit from the case had been tampered with and was put at the door of the victim's mother. One day later, Eoannou, stepped down from the case.
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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.