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Report: Tigers reliever Evan Reed being investigated for sexual assault

Apr 7, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT

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According to George Hunter and Tony Paul of the Detroit News, Detroit police are investigating a claim that Tigers reliever Evan Reed was involved in a sexual assault.

The alleged incident took place at MotorCity Casino on March 30, the day before the team’s season opener against the Royals at Comerica Park. The accuser told police that she met Reed in a bar and didn’t remember anything until she woke up in a hotel room. She went to police two days after the alleged incident.

Here’s a statement from Reed’s attorney, David Gorcyca:

“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.”

The Tigers have released the following statement on the matter:

“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.”

Reed has not been charged with a crime and is with the Tigers for a five-game roadtrip which will begin tomorrow against the Angels.

  1. historiophiliac - Apr 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM


  2. clydeserra - Apr 7, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    one would assume there are lots of cameras in a casino.

    • djandujar - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      Hopefully not in the rooms (for the sake of citizen rights).

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:36 PM

        But presumably cameras should pick him up leaving the casino with the woman.

        However even if she is walking under her own power that doesn’t mean she isn’t blacked out, or inebriated beyond the point of being able to render consent (which, even though that is the law, is usually an element that is swept aside).

      • clydeserra - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

        right. But the last thing she remembers was something in a public place. There should be something to corroborate her, or alternatively his*, story.

        *assuming his story is a denial.

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

        Unless he is carrying her out or she is clearly stumbling around, or they don’t leave together, the cameras won’t be much good at establishing her state one way or the other.

  3. seanwasamarine - Apr 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM


  4. tfbuckfutter - Apr 7, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    The Rays have already made an inquiry into a possible trade for him.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

      We don’t want Lechy Lueke!

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:14 PM

        I was thinking the two could be roommates.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 8, 2014 at 12:03 AM

        They’d have to hang a sign over their room: Welcome to rape culture.

  5. historiophiliac - Apr 7, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    PS I thought we were playing the Dodgers next, DJ.

    • clydeserra - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      pffft. you read it wrong. You see it was originally written in spanish, then put through google translate.

      now read it again with that in mind.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 8, 2014 at 12:03 AM


  6. weaselpuppy - Apr 8, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Where was Darren Sharper at the time?

  7. disgracedfury - Apr 8, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    There’s a documentary on Detroit rape kit’s that have been backlogged which shows ths isn’t going anywahere as most sports players have nothing done to them.The documentary is called “Shelved”.

  8. musketmaniac - Apr 8, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    The world keeps changing. back in my day you paid for your gas after you pumped, made it easier when you filled it up paying cash. One night stands used to be safe(ish). Too many issues, too many agendas. Hookers are beginning to look like the safest and cheapest option. paying before you pump, doesn’t seem so bad after all.

  9. Minoring In Baseball - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty. I hope he’s not, but if he did so it I hope he gets what he deserves. The police ok’d him leave the state though.

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