Evander Kane's wife Anna says he bets on his own games
Evander Kane is facing serious gambling allegations. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane is facing allegations of betting on his own games after a series of social media posts made by his wife.

Kane’s wife Anna posted a series of disturbing Instagram messages in which she says Kane forced her to sell her wedding ring so he could afford his partying habits. She also claimed that Kane abandoned her and their children while she was pregnant.

In a second post, she seemingly said Kane bet on his own games by directing a message toward NHL commissioner Gary Bettman asking how that can be allowed.

The NHL found the allegations credible enough to release a statement promising a full investigation into the claims.

Kane’s financial issues have been thoroughly documented. In 2019, it was alleged that he failed to pay back one Las Vegas bookmaker after receiving $500,000 in gambling markers. In February, he was the subject of a brutal lawsuit from one of his creditors that said he had a “serious gambling problem.” As troubling as all that is, an allegation that he was betting on his own games forces the NHL to get involved, as it would raise concerns about the integrity of the sport.

The 29-year-old Kane scored 22 goals and tallied 27 assists for the Sharks in 56 games last season. He signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension with the team in 2018, a deal that still has three years remaining on it.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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