Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane will no longer appear on the box for NHL 16, nor will he participate in promotions for the game, according to a statement from Electronic Arts.

The news was announced via Twitter.

Police are currently investigating claims Kane overpowered a woman and raped her.

Kane was meant to appear with fellow Blackhawk Jonathan Toews, but it will only be Toews featured on next month’s NHL 16.

For more on the story, I’d point you towards Deadspin’s ongoing coverage.

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