JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer
EA Sports is dropping Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane from promoting its NHL 16 video game because he is under police investigation.READ MORE: Michigan High Schools Selling 'Oxford Strong' T-Shirts To Help Community
The popular video game company announced its decision on its Twitter account Wednesday. EA Sports says Kane will no longer be a spokesman for NHL 16, nor appear on the game’s cover as previously planned.
Kane was to appear on the cover alongside Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.READ MORE: Meijer Offering Free N95 Masks To Customers At Stores
Kane’s lawyer, Paul Cambria, and agent, Pat Brisson, did not return messages seeking comment.
EA Sports’ decision comes less than a week after Hamburg police announced Kane is under investigation for something that may have happened at Kane’s home outside Buffalo on Aug. 2.MORE NEWS: Wayne County Partnering With CDC To Hold COVID-19 Testing Site In Dearborn
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