The Brooklyn Nets have had quite the offseason in adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Boston Celtics. Now that their star-studded lineup is set, people are already talking championship in Brooklyn.
One of the more underrated signings of the offseason for Brooklyn was bringing back reserve big man Andray Blatche. He was instrumental in their playoff run, giving them solid minutes off the bench on both sides of the ball.
The offseason just got a little better for Blatche, specifically, as he has been let off of any wrongdoing in a sexual assault case occurring at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia back in January of this year, according to ESPN.
The report had a 21 year-old woman telling police that she had consensual sexual relations with one man and non-consensual sexual relations with another man. Blatche, meanwhile, stood by the door watching and ‘did nothing to stop the alleged assault.’
Let’s ignore the plain, creepy fact that Blatche stood by watching this entire incident and focus on the fact that he did nothing wrong. The woman was said to be intoxicated at the moment — 3:30 a.m. — and would not have been a viable witness according to officials.
This could simply be a case of a woman trying to bleed a professional athlete of any financial reward she could get. In fact, I’m sure that’s exactly what this is. Fortunately for Blatche, he has been cleared and can re-focus on the upcoming season where his Nets have championship aspirations to seek after.