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NBA's Brooklyn Nets player questioned in alleged sexual assault at Philadelphia hotel, police say

Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche (7) reaches for the ball against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Washington. Blatche scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the Wizards to a 101-95 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Week in Sports: February 12-18 AP Photo/Nick Wass

Andray Blatche (7), seen above playing for the Washington Wizards in Feb. 2010, was reportedly questioned by Philadelphia police in connection to an alleged sexual assault at the Philadelphia Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. He has not been charged.
AP Photo/Nick Wass
(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - Police say that a member of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and his associates have been questioned in connection with a sexual assault that allegedly happened inside a Philadelphia hotel, CBS Philly reports.

The player is identified as Nets forward Andray Blatche, according to multiple reports cited by CBS New York.

"Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened," Blatche tweeted Tuesday afternoon according to CBS New York. The post was later deleted.

According to police, a 21-year-old female filed a complaint alleging that she was sexually assaulted inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Center City at about 4a.m. Tuesday.

The female complainant was taken to an area hospital for an examination. Investigators are waiting to further question the woman before any decisions will be made on potential charges. No charges have been filed, CBS Philly reports.

Sources say the basketball player and his associates were taken to the Special Victims Unit for questioning. They have all since been released, according to the station.

The Nets are in Philadelphia to play the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center tonight.

"We are aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding a member of the Brooklyn Nets," general manager Billy King said in a statement. "We will have no further comment until the investigation has concluded. All of our players are available for tonight's game."


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