EA Sports has withdrawn Patrick Kane of the cover of video game “NHL 16” after the police had confirmed last week that the star of the Chicago Blackhawks was the subject of an investigation.
Kane was to be featured on the cover of his company Jonathan Toews teammate.
EA Sports said that “due to the ongoing investigation involving Patrick Kane, it will not be a spokesman for the game’s launch of EA Sports ‘NHL 16’.”
The company said that Kane was not going to be on the cover of the game and would not participate in any promotional event.
The new image on the cover only represent Toews lifting the Stanley Cup.
The Hamburg police confirmed last week it was investigating an incident that occurred at the home of Kane suburb of Buffalo on August 2. Police Chief Gregory Wickett said that the police were collecting information and awaited the results of forensic tests.
A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday that the investigation surrounding an incident that allegedly occurred between Kane and a woman in their twenties.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the authorities have not revealed any details about the investigation.
Kane hails from Buffalo and was selected by the Blackhawks first in the draft in 2007. He helped the Blackhawks to win three Stanley Cup titles in the last six seasons, including last spring.
“NHL 16” will be available in North America starting on September 15.
Kane was also featured on the cover of the game in 2009.