BREAKING: The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane ’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and intentionally tanked for gambling profit. Kane, 29, is three seasons into a $49 million, seven-year contract.
The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane ’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. The league said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts by Anna Kane and plans to conduct a full investigation.
July 31, 2021 GMTFILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane moves the puck during the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.T he NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane moves the puck during the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.T he NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.The league said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts by Anna Kane and plans to conduct a full investigation. Anna Kane wrote on Instagram: “How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this.” headtopics.com
She added: “Can someone ask (Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?”In a separate post, Anna Kane accused her husband of spending lavishly partying in Europe while asking her to sell her wedding ring to survive and wrote about not being able to afford baby formula for their child.
The NHL said: “The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously.”ADVERTISEMENTA Sharks a team spokesman wrote in an email to The Associated Press that: “The San Jose Sharks have been in contact today with the National Hockey League about the serious allegations made against Evander Kane. We support a full and transparent investigation into the situation to maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team values.”
Kane’s gambling history and finances have been public knowledge for some time. A Las Vegas Strip casino sued Kane in 2019, alleging he failed to repay a $500,000 gambling debt racked up during a playoff series against the Golden Knights.Since the Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports gambling in the U.S. and more states have adopted it, the NHL has embraced the possibilities and made several partnerships with sportsbooks and other betting organizations.
Reached by email before the league’s announcement, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said only a statement would be coming. The league said it would not make any further comments at this time.A message sent to Kane’s agent was not immediately returned.Kane, 29, is three seasons into a $49 million, seven-year contract. He’s with his third organization after being drafted by and debuting with Atlanta/Winnipeg and a stint in Buffalo. According to Capfriendly, which charts hockey salaries, he has made just under $56 million during his NHL career. headtopics.com
Last season, he had 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games. Read more: The Associated Press »
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This is one of the toughest scenes I’ve seen in a while Has the NHL ever heard of Pete Rose? How about the sexual abuse at Penn State University's asst. coach Jerry Sanduski? The NHL needs to take action on both subjects a.s.a.p. For sure the boot all involved His track record is horrid. I would GAMBLE (😉) that there is some truth to it.
Who bets on hockey games? Immediately, too. Wow, what a response. Yet, they’re not investigating the Black Hawks sexual abuse scandal, or rebuking the gohabsgo for drafting a kid who committed a sexual offense and ASKED not to be drafted. What’s the difference? Can’t quite put..my..finger…on it. His wife? This is way worse then they get pulled over and she tells the cop, “he got weed”
Let’s keep the focus in Chicago where it belongs. The NHL isn't even looking into the bigger picture. The man has an addiction for one, and is abusive. He needs to be put in counseling and in an addiction program at the very least Hmm 🤔 Pete Rose His wife is a 🐀
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Kiss any thoughts of alimony good bye. Legalized sports gambling and retired/active professional athletes promoting Draftkings and Fanduel! Who could have seen this coming? We’ll have to wait to know whether this is a Evander Kane gambling problem from a player with disrespect to the integrity of the sport or a hell-hath-no fury ire from his wife.
This dude owed a Vegas casino a couple mil a few years ago These women don’t get their way and they go fucking hard. Sounds like a very very bitter woman… ICC_99 This is the same thing PeteRose_14 is accused of doing! I think this has merit, otherwise why would his wife just randomly say that? ThisIsStupid
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For people saying he couldn’t throw a game, are you serious? A turnover in your own end, a missed defensive assignment leads to a goal, wake up people. Maybe 'Vander signed a pre-nup.... Sad day in NHL !! Think about how many are involved in the illegal game betting, first player to be caught, just the beginning.
The NHL made its bed with this one knowing he had a gambling history The Loan Sharks Can't wait to see what kind of litigation this is going to set off... thanks When 7M /year is just not enough. What is his wife blabbing for Must have cheated on her
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