The legal case involving former Nuggets center Chris Andersen has yet to be resolved, a Douglas County Sheriff's sergeant said, but Andersen's attorney went public Thursday, reiterating a claim made last May that his client was duped and then extorted by a woman claiming to be of legal age. The Douglas County investigation involves possible Internet crimes involving a minor.
"What I'd like to communicate is, this had nothing to do with children," attorney Mark Bryant told The Denver Post on Thursday. "This had to do with an individual who represented herself as legal age and then some, and by the way, is and was at legal age."
Andersen, meanwhile, has been working out in Denver and in College Station, Texas, as he tries to make a comeback to the NBA. Bryant confirmed that Andersen, 34, could sign a contract with the defending league champion Miami Heat. Andersen worked out Tuesday for Heat president Pat Riley, The Miami Herald reported.
Last May and Thursday, documents reviewed by The Denver Post confirmed that the woman making a claim against Andersen repeatedly represented herself to be of legal age and that her family later demanded payment from Andersen. Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Hanavan said authorities investigating the former Nugget, released from the team this past summer, have received results of forensic laboratory tests of electronic devices and other evidence and are processing the information.
"The investigation is still ongoing," Hanavan said. "Detectives are continuing the investigation."
Hanavan couldn't say how long the investigation would last. Andersen hasn't been arrested and no charges have been filed. In February, a cybercrime unit began investigating Andersen based on still unspecified allegations.
Last May, after electronic equipment was seized from Andersen's home in Larkspur, his lawyers said a young woman from California claiming to be of legal age had asked Andersen for money after he spurned her advances.
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Attorney for former Nuggets center Chris Andersen says legal case not connected to children
Denver Post | Jan 11