Evander Kane is under fire for allegedly gambling and possibly throwing his own games according to multiple reports. The accusation stems from Instagram posts that appear to be from his wife.
“How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games with bookies to win money?” the social media post read per SI.com.
UPDATE: Evander Kane issues statement in response.
NHL to open investigation into Kane gambling accusation
This evening, the NHL responded to the allegations with the following statement:
The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks Player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously.
We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time.
Kane filed for Bankruptcy earlier this season
A report in January stated that Evander Kane could be forced to sit out the season due to a bankruptcy filing.
“Debtor may terminate his contract and he may opt out of the season, as allowed under current rules, because of health concerns given the recent birth of his first child. Should he terminate his contract or opt out at a point in the season, Debtor will not receive his salary.”
Kane is not the only NHL player to ever file for bankruptcy. According to a report in The Athletic, Jack Johnson, Darren McCarty and Bryan Trottier had also done so.