Sharks left-winger Evander Kane has been accused of gambling on — and throwing — his own games, according to his wife Anna Kane.
Anna Kane on Saturday published several posts on her Instagram story, two of which directly accused her husband of throwing games to win money with bookies:
“How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games with bookies to win money?” one story reads. “Hmm maybe someone needs to address this.”
Anna Kane directly addressed the NHL’s Instagram profile in her next story: “Can someone ask (NHL commissioner) Gary Bettman how they can let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?
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Both the NHL and the Sharks organization responded to Anna Kane’s Saturday accusations, suggesting an investigation into Evander Kane’s off-ice behavior is forthcoming:
We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time. (2/2)
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 31, 2021
Sharks statement: “The San Jose Sharks have been in contact today with the (NHL) about the serious allegations made against Evander Kane. We support a full and transparent investigation into the situation to maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team values”
— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) July 31, 2021
Evander Kane in January declared bankruptcy, claiming $26.8 million in total losses. He was also sued by Professional Bank in May for $15 million after the latter alleged he defrauded the company while securing a $1.5 million loan.
Anna Kane also accused her husband essentially of abandoning her, their 1-year-old daughter Kensington and unborn son, forcing them to move out of their home by themselves while he partied in Europe. The below post includes all of Anna Kane’s accusations against her husband:
Evander Kane responded to the allegations on Sunday morning. He released two statements calling his wife’s allegations “completely false.” He also wrote that he and his wife are estranged and would soon get a divorce.
Anna Kane responded to her husband’s report and doubled down on her original allegations: