The Detroit Police Department has opened an investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed. The incident reportedly occurred Sunday, March 30. No other details have been released. The investigation is ongoing, and is expected to take the next few weeks.
The Tigers have released a statement on the allegations against Reed:
"The organization is aware of the very serious allegation that has been made against pitcher Evan Reed. This allegation is concerning and we are aware of an on-going investigation. It would be inappropriate for the ballclub to comment further at this time."
David Gorcyca, Reed's attorney, has also released a statement:
"I was informed this morning that the Detroit Police Department has opened an investigation involving Evan Reed. We are very confident that once a thorough and full investigation is completed, Mr. Reed will have nothing to fear.
During the infancy of this investigation, no one should formulate any conclusions that a crime has been committed. Mr. Reed is currently on a 7-day West Coast road trip and has not been contacted by the Detroit Police Department. We plan on cooperating with the investigation when the time is appropriate. Until then, no further comment will be made by me or Mr. Reed."
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