Police say a member of the Brooklyn Nets was one of three men taken into custody for questioning after an alleged sexual assault at a Philadelphia hotel.
Police tell NBC10 that a 21-year-old woman was taken from the Four Seasons Hotel on 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to a local hospital just before 4 a.m. The woman told police she was sexually assaulted by someone inside the hotel, according to investigators.
Police say Andray Blatche, a 26-year-old power forward/center on the Brooklyn Nets, was in the hotel suite at the time of the alleged incident but was not in the bedroom where it may have occurred. The Nets are scheduled to play the 76ers tonight at 7 p.m.
Blatche, a 41-year-old man, and a 25-year-old man were all taken into custody for questioning, according to investigators.
NBC10 spoke to Blatche about the incident. Blatche claimed he didn't know what we were talking about. He also tweeted the following:
I'm ok and I didn't do anything. Just was in the area when it happened.
The Brooklyn Nets released the following statement in regards to the incident:
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.
No one has been charged in the incident. Police continue to investigate.