NHL star Evan De Kane insisted on Sunday that his pregnant wife bombarded him by claiming that he was a gambling addict and that throwing games for profit was a “lie” and that she was trying to “endanger” his career because They are heading towards divorce.
The San Jose Sharks attacked Anna Kane’s allegations, calling her “about to become an ex-wife.”
He wrote on Twitter: “I would encourage people to realize that a person who tries to jeopardize the career of others with lies is a mentally abnormal person.”
— Evan De Kane (@evanderkane_9) August 1, 2021
Kane said he publicly opposed the advice of his legal team because he “strongly felt that the public and fans heard about it directly from me.”
“I have never gambled/bet on hockey, never gambled/bet on a Shark game, never gambled/bet on any of my games, and never participated in a hockey game,” Kane wrote.
Anna Kane talked about her husband’s gambling habits.
“I like hockey games and will never do anything that is accused. I am looking forward to cooperating with the league’s investigation to completely clear my name and look forward to this upcoming season,” he said.
The National Hockey League said on Saturday that it has launched an investigation into the allegations after the athlete’s wife shared a series of shocking Instagram stories.
“How does the NHL make a gambling addict obviously play games to win money?” she wrote in an Instagram story. “Well, maybe someone needs to solve this problem.”
Anna Kane accused Evander Kane of abandoning her when she was “on vacation in Europe” in an Instagram story.
In another Instagram post, Anna seemed to suggest that he gambled on his game.
“Someone can ask (Commissioner) Gary Bateman, how do they let players gamble in their own games? Betting with bookmakers in their own games and winning?” she wrote.
His wife also described how the bank confiscated their home and claimed that the athlete abandoned her and their daughter during her pregnancy.
Anna Kane asked NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to investigate Evander Kane’s alleged gambling.
“So you left on July 8. You didn’t call or text at all for 7 days. Then you told me that you were going to Europe for a vacation must be fine, but at the same time you told me that our house was taken away by the bank,” she Write.
She wrote: “I don’t know if there are any words that can describe the kind of villain you abandon your wife with a son and a one-year-old daughter.”
However, the Sharks forward insisted on Sunday that Anna would keep him away from his daughter.
Anna Kane is currently pregnant with a one-year-old daughter.
“I have some FaceTime calls, but not every day. I think it’s restricted by her mother. She refused me to see her. Unfortunately, she tried to use my daughter as a bargaining chip,” he said.