EA Sports released a statement earlier today regarding Patrick Kane, and it turns out he will no longer feature on the cover of the game.

Earlier today, EA Sports released this statement regarding Patrick Kane. It turns out that he will no longer be a spokesperson for the launch of NHL 16, he will not be on the cover for the game, and he will not participate in any NHL 16 promotional activities.

The tweet read:

In light of the ongoing investigation involving Patrick Kane, he will no longer be a spokesperson for the launch of EA Sports NHL 16.

He will not appears on the cover nor participate in other promotional activities.”

This statement comes just a few days after Kane was reportedly being investigated for rape, after a woman claimed that the Blackhawks star raped her during a late night party at his New York home.

This obviously caused a stir on Twitter, and left a lot of fans asking questions about the current situation of the game.

But EA Sports were fast to announce the new cover of NHL 16, and it now just features Johnathan Toews by himself, hoisting the Stanley Cup.

No matter the outcome, the decision that EA has made was probably the best one, as now they are safe from any backlash that may come as a result of Kane’s investigation.

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