Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nets player questioned in alleged rape at Center City hotel

Police are investigating a report that a 21-year-old woman was raped overnight at the Four Seasons hotel in Center City.

Nets player questioned in alleged rape at Center City hotel

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) loses the ball after Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche (0) stripped it from Ibaka´s hands in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. The Thunder won 117-111. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) loses the ball after Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche (0) stripped it from Ibaka's hands in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. The Thunder won 117-111. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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UPDATE, 12:28 p.m.: Nets player Andray Blatche, who media reports identified as the player involved, reported on his Twitter feed just a few minutes ago: "Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened."

 Police are investigating a report that a 21-year-old woman was raped overnight at the Four Seasons hotel in Center City.

The assault allegedly occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the posh hotel located at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A woman was taken to the hospital for care, and special-victims investigators are questioning people.

A Brooklyn Nets player is among those police have questioned, but a police source said he appears to be a potential witness and not a suspect. The Nets are in town to play the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King said: "We are aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding a member of the Brooklyn Nets. We will have no further comment until the investigation has concluded. All of our players are available for tonight's game.”

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