Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche was not involved in hotel sex assault: Philadephia top cop

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Andre Blatche has been cleared in the investigation into an alleged rape at a posh Philadelphia hotel.

Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche will be on the basketball court Tuesday night after a day-long investigation into the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman in a luxury Philadelphia hotel room.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey gave Blatche the all clear, saying he was not personally involved in any kind of assault. A 41-year-old man is the focus of the investigation, and it was not clear if any charges were to be filed.

Andray Blatche tweet

Police raced to the posh Four Seasons Hotel in Center City at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after a woman, described by police as highly intoxicated, claimed she had been raped.

Blatche was among a group of three men and three women who were together in the room at the time.

The 26-year-old Blatche acknowledged being there on his Twitter page:

“im okay and i didn’t do anything jus was n the area when it happened.”

He later took down the tweet and posted this one: “gettin ready for the game.”

Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement: “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.”


  • Roderick Krupp

    Whether he was involved or not is beside the point. What's really important is that hotels find some way to make sure things like this don't happen. It's a losing situation for everybody – including the hotel itself.

  • Terry Holt

    This is the kind of scandal that can ruin any establishment. The only thing management can really do is come up with a new marketing strategy that will make people forget about the issue and convince them that this is still a nice place to live in.

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