Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Chris Andersen the Miami Heat's "Birdman'' has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a bizarre case involving law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Canada. An investigation that involved Colorado police searching Andersen's home and confiscating his computer over a year ago brought in the Douglas County Sheriff's Office's Crimes Against Children division. How it played out was revealed in a stunning and complex story from SI.com. Some selections first from Andersen's attorney: "A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad. Chris and this woman communicated with each other and in 2011 this woman who represented herself as 21 years of age flew to Colorado showing her required identification. After leaving Colorado she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012 she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration. ... Mr. Andersen has been fully cooperative with the authorities." Can we take a second and note the fact that Andersen had to check "her required identification" before having sex with her? What's next in this process since (we'll get to this) she wasn't actually 21 but 17? Are players if they want to continue what seems like a pretty bizarre-to-begin-with practice of sleeping with random people who send them mail going to have to put in further tests to validate identities? So what's the deal with this girl? At some point during his tenure with the Nuggets Andersen had a consensual sexual relationship with a woman from California. Though she had allegedly misrepresented her age to Andersen he appears to have broken no laws in Colorado where the statutory age of consent is 17.
PLAYERS: Chris Andersen
TEAMS: Miami Heat
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