Yesterday, it was the news of the day spreading like wildfire, as Chris Andersen was excused by the Denver Nuggets indefinitely based on an ongoing investigation that involved Andersen with Internet crimes against children.
His attorney, Colin Bresee, suggested that a young woman has tried to blackmail Chris in order to retain valuable items from him.
The statement reads via the Denver Post:
“A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad. Chris and this woman communicated with each other and in 2011, this woman, who represented herself as 21 years of age, flew to Colorado, showing her required identification. After leaving Colorado, she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012, she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration. ”
“Professional athletes are routinely targeted by these types of individuals,” the statement said. “The media has been speculating that he’s a suspect and not a victim in a criminal investigation. Mr. Andersen has been fully cooperative with the authorities. The investigation is expected to take three weeks. We’re confident it will show that Chris did not engage in any criminal conduct.”
Denver Post also reports:
According to the statement, someone purporting to be the woman’s mother wrote in an email that ” ‘i (sic) want him to pay for everything on her Amazon wish list, 5K for her bedding stuff and her victoria secret wish list.”
Mr. Bresse is correct in his statement that professional athletes often get themselves into legal situations in which they have to climb out of.
However, it’s difficult to pity any millionaire that doesn’t use their head in a logical fashion.