Investigation: The Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) searched the home of NBA player Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen in connection with child pornography
The Douglas County Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) investigated the Larkspur, Colorado home of NBA player Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen in connection with child pornography on Thursday.
The ICAC said they began investigating Andersen, 33, in February of this year, after they were given a tip from a law enforcement agency in California.
Pending the completion of the investigation, Andersen has been suspended from all team-related activities by the Denver Nuggets.
Searched: The ICAC said they began investigating Andersen, 33, in February of this year, after they were given a tip from a law enforcement agency in California
Sergeant Ron Hanavan told the Mail Online that the ICAC confiscated property from Andersen’s Red Hill Road estate that they believe is connected to a case.
The ICAC investigates crimes ranging from the exchange of pornographic images to child prostitution.
Sergeant Hanavan said that no arrests have been made at this time.
’We need to complete a thorough investigation to determine what, if any appropriate charges would be forwarded to the District Attorney for prosecution,’ Sergeant Hanavan said to the Mail Online.
The Denver Nuggets have cut ties with Andersen pending the results.
‘The Denver Nuggets are aware of today’s media reports involving forward/center Chris Andersen. It involves a legal investigation and we are awaiting further details,’ team officials wrote in an unsigned statement to the Denver Post.
benched: Pending the completion of the investigation, Andersen has been suspended from all team-related activities by the Denver Nuggets
Seized: Sergeant Ron Hanavan said the ICAC confiscated property from Andersen’s Red Hill Road estate that they believe is connected to a case
‘Per team policy, the Nuggets will not comment on any ongoing legal circumstance involving any player or employee.’
This year marks Andersen’s 10th in the NBA and his seventh season in Denver.
The forward has a history of getting involved in children’s charities, according to the Daily News.
Andersen has raised money for Mount Saint Vincent, a sanctuary for abused children, and the Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), which provides funding for low-income families to send their children to private schools.
His Middle Name is Claus: Andersen has a history of getting involved in children’s charities. In 2009, he dressed up as Santa to raise money for the Alliance for Choice in Education
In 2009, he dressed up as Santa to assist in ACE’s holiday fundraising drive, since his middle name is Claus.
Sergeant Hanavan told the Mail Online that Andersen has been cooperating.
His attorney, Mark Bryant, released a statement on his behalf.
‘We need to complete a thorough investigation to determine what, if any appropriate charges would be forwarded to the District Attorney for prosecution.’
‘I believe in Chris. I would ask the citizens of Colorado to give Chris his due,’ Mr Bryant wrote to the Denver Post.
‘Like every one of us, he is presumed innocent. At the end of the day, I am confident it will be shown that he did nothing wrong.’
Andersen was previously banned from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league’s drug policy.
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Lacrosse is a rough game, but rough language is out of bounds when it comes to racial slurs. The Clarence School District has suspended its modified girls lacrosse team over comments made during a game against Sweet Home.
Brendan Cullinan watched the boys modified team play lacrosse Monday night in Clarence. The girls modified team has been suspended from play for the next four games after allegations that multiple players used racial slurs during a game against Sweet Home last Thursday.
Cullinan said, “They’re forfeiting the next four games, which is outrageous. It’s preposterous. This never would’ve happened when we were younger. I talked to kids on the team, they said it didn’t happen. Clarence was up 18 to 4, there was no reason to gloat.”
Shari Ahlers, a mother of a suspended player, added, “They’re good girls they play hard.”
Ahlers’ daughter is one of the 23 seventh and eighth graders who make up the lacrosse team.
“They’re very hurt by this. They do not want to be painted with this brush and they do feel that if it gets out in the media that they are racist, then that is a reputation they will carry all through high school, and they do not like that,” she explained.
The Clarence School Superintendent wouldn’t do an on camera interview, but sent out a letter which reads, “Although there was no admission of using a racial slur by any Clarence lacrosse player, we have determined that there is enough evidence to believe that the allegations have merit, additionally, the mere existence of such allegations demands that we respond accordingly.”
Ahlers responded, “I think that race relations in our country is a hot button issue right now and I think they just punish first and figure it out later.”
Sweet Home parent Jennifer Keem said, “It doesn’t surprise me that kids are saying these things. I think you hear it a lot unfortunately. In general, you’ll hear things like that from kids on the field just talking kind of like, smack.”
Clarence Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks says discriminatory remarks will not be tolerated and parents with questions about the team suspension can attend a meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Clarence Middle School. A note regarding the incident was sent home with players on Monday.
In addition to the four-game suspension, the girls on the team will have to undergo diversity training with the National Federation for Just Communities, learning about different cultures and ethnicities.
The full letter from the Clarence Superintendent is below:
On April 27, 2012 the District was made aware of allegations that multiple players from the Modified Clarence Girls Lacrosse team had used racial slurs during a game against Sweet Home that was played on Aril 26, 2012. Upon notification of these allegations, the District immediately began investigating to determine the facts. Administrators in Sweet Home also conducted an investigation.
Both Sweet Home and Clarence concluded their investigations on Monday, April 30. Although there was no admission of using a racial slur by any Clarence lacrosse player, we have determined that there is evidence to believe that the allegations of wrongdoing have merit. Additionally, the mere existence of such allegations demands that we respond accordingly.
The use of such language is contrary to the values that define our school district and is also in violation of our prescribed code of conduct. We are compelled to take action in order to ensure that our student athletes fully understand that language deemed to discriminate against or demean any group has no place in school or athletic setting.
To that end the girls modified lacrosse team is suspended from competition for 4 games. All team members will also be required to participate in an awareness and sensitivity program from the National Federation for Just Communities during their regular practice time as a condition of remaining on the team.
A Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 1 at 5:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium to review team expectations and answer questions.
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Earlier today, I said that Caps fans really can have an impact on the players they support when they tweet. While it’s not the case (I hope) that players are reading through their Twitter feeds between periods, it’s definitely true in the broader sense that social media has brought fans closer than ever to their teams, increasing the visibility fans, players, team staff and media have to one another.
And Caps fans were wildly active on Twitter in the minutes after tonight’s win. It was what I planned to write about – messages of congratulations, excitement for the next round. Messages in support of game winning goal scorer Joel Ward.
The tweets about tonight’s game came by the hundreds, not just from DC but from all over the US and Canada, and Joel Ward’s name quickly became a trending topic. But it didn’t require digging much deeper to see that many messages about Ward were fraught with racism.
Editor’s Note : We decided NOT to censor these Tweets, thus they are NSFW.
“Joel ward you fucking nigger you suck 6 goals all season you fucking plug nigger bitch”
“Hey Joel Ward!! You fuckin spear chucking monkey, why don’t you actually DO SOMETHING. You’re totally irrelevant”
“Joel Ward doe. yet again, slowly taking over everything the white man holds near and dear”
“The only reason Joel ward is playing hockey is because he got cut from the basketball team in high school #gorilla”
“I wonder if Joel Ward is the only black hockey player to score a game 7 OT winning goal hahaha? #monkeys”
“Fuck joel ward. Fuck black hockey players. the bruins blackhawks all day niggas”
“Joel ward is a fuckin nigger #FuckYou”
“What goes around comes around for Tim Thomas. He snubs Barack & his twin Joel Ward scores the winner #karma”
“Joel ward is the only black man I’ll allow to have my babies”
“How the fuck did Joel ward get out of my plantation? #WheresMyCotton”
“Fuck joel ward, of course a black guy scores the round winner”
“Warning to Joel Ward. Your one of three black guys in Canada. I will find you…and I will kill you.”
“Purple Kool-Aid is everywhere in the Washington dressing room right now”
“This sucks big black Joel Ward dick #fuckcaps”
It’s unbelievable stuff, and I’m out of my element writing about it, but frankly it speaks for itself. I don’t want to misrepresent what I saw. There were thousands of tweets, and these were just a few of them. A few hateful, shocking tweets that I handpicked to share here. For a sport that has struggled with issues of racism in the past, and that struggles now with issues of safety and sportsmanship, it is unfortunate to say the least.
Thanks to Joel Ward’s clutch goal tonight, the Caps live to play another series. The third and fourth lines are the life of this team’s offense, and it’s my hope that Ward may yet replicate his outstanding performance from last year’s playoffs. I’m looking forward to a lot of great social conversation, and I’m hopeful that the coverage that comes out of this unfortunate incident will ensure that hockey fans in DC and far beyond are sensitive to the nature of the updates we share.
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