Blatche, 26, briefly acknowledged the incident in a comment that he posted on Twitter: "Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened." The tweet later was removed. Blatche played 22 minutes and scored 20 points in the Nets' 109-89 win over the Sixers.
Blatche and his two pals initially partied with the alleged victim and two other women at Delilah's, a strip club on Spring Garden Street near Columbus Boulevard, the source said. Blatche, his friends and the three women eventually made their way to the suite at the Four Seasons, at One Logan Square. The alleged victim told investigators that Blatche's friends gave her an unknown pill but that she did not ingest it, the source said. Investigators did find a pill inside the suite and submitted it for testing, the source said.
Blatche's friends told detectives that they each had consensual sex with the woman, the source said.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told the New York Times that the alleged victim had said that the sex with one of Blatche's friends had been nonconsensual. Ramsey said the woman had been intoxicated and "is not going to be a very good witness." The commissioner added that Blatche had simply been "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
"We are aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding a member of the Brooklyn Nets," the team's general manager, Billy King, said Tuesday. "We will have no further comment until the investigation has concluded. All of our players are available for Tuesday's game."
Blatche's career on the basketball court has included other kinds of court appearances. In August 2007, while playing for the Washington Wizards, Blatche and a male acquaintance were arrested in Washington after allegedly trying to solicit sex from a female police officer in the prostitution-enforcement unit. He also was wanted for failure to show up on a charge of driving without a license, stemming from an arrest in 2006. In his rookie season in 2005, the 6-foot-11, 248-pound Blatche was shot in an attempted carjacking in Alexandria, Va.
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