NHL finds 'no evidence to substantiate' sexual abuse allegations against Lightning's Ian Cole

Oct 21, 2022

The NHL "found no evidence to substantiate" the sexual allegations made against Tampa Bay Lightning's Ian Cole and has concluded its investigation.

Cole was suspended by the team earlier this week "pending the results of the [NHL's] investigation" into Cole.

The team said it was fully cooperating with the league and its investigation into the allegations. The defenseman was interviewed by the league on Wednesday.

The allegations were made on Twitter by a user whose name is listed as Emily Smith. The woman posted a lengthy statement accusing Cole of sexually abusing and grooming her while she was a minor, as well as others. The statement is the user's lone tweet.

Source: Fox News