Chris Andersen ‘Excused Indefinitely’ By the Denver Nuggets

by May 10, 2012

Chris “Birdman” Andersen will not be available to the Denver Nuggets for Game 6 against the Lakers tonight, as law enforcement officials investigate him for unknown Internet crimes against children. He has been “excused” from all team-related activities. Per the Denver Post: “Authorities searched Andersen’s Larkspur home this morning and seized property. Andersen, 33, has not been arrested or charged with a crime. ‘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. ‘Per team policy, the Nuggets will not comment on any ongoing legal circumstance involving any player or employee.’ […] The Denver County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman said the investigation remains open and declined to provide details about what items deputies took or any specific allegations against Andersen. […] In Colorado, Internet crimes against children can include anything from exchanging pornographic images of kids to using chatrooms to lure children for sexual purposes. Frequently, police seize computers, data storage devices and other electronics in these types of investigations. Proving who used the device can be tricky if multiple people have access to it. Public records suggest one other person — a 30-year-old woman — may live at the Larkspur home. Andersen has been under investigation since February, when a California law enforcement agency tipped off Douglas County investigators.”