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EA Sports Cuts Ties With Troubled Blackhawks Star Patrick Kane

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- EA Sports has dropped Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane from promoting its NHL 16 video game because he is under police investigation.

The popular video game company announced its decision on its Twitter account Wednesday. EA Sports said 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.

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.

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