NHL star Evander Kane has come under fire from his pregnant wife after she accused him of betting and tanking on his own games for gambling profit.
Kane is the co-founder of the "Hockey Diversity Alliance," a group that advocates for BIPOC causes within the NHL. The controversial San Jose Sharks forward made headlines back in August 2020 for supporting the NHL's decision to postpone games "in solidarity with the BLM movement."
In an Instagram post, Anna Kane also claimed that her husband abandoned her with their young child and a past-due mortgage to go party in Europe.
According to the New York Post, Anna Kane unleashed on her husband in the blistering posts, framing him as an addict who had left her with no money to even buy formula for their daughter. She wrote on social media: "How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this."
"Can someone ask [NHL Commissioner] Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?" she said.
Another post had a picture of a book Casino Gambling for Dummies captioned: "When ur own teammates give you this book I think they are trying to tell you maybe you are not the best at the tables bud."
In yet another post, she said: "So you leave July 8th. You do not call or text at all for 7 days. Then you inform me you are going to Europe for a vacation must be nice, but at the same time tell me our house is being taken by the bank.""
"But do not come home to help ur pregnant wife pack or help her with anything at all," she wrote then claiming that the pair's one-year-old daughter "walked around the house with her bunny saying 'dada' for a week looking for you."
"I don't know if there are even words to describe the kind of evil person that you are to abandon your wife who is pregnant with your son and your one year old daughter," Anna Kane fired back at her husband.
The New York Post reports that Kane is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings in the state of California, filling back in January just two years after signing a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Shakes. Kane does have a history of gambling debts, the New York Post reports. The athlete was sued in November 2019 by Las Vegas casino over $500,000 in gambling debts.
Kane on his part insists that he has never gambled on his own games and denied all the claims made by whom he call his "soon-to-be ex-wife."