Evander Kane has had the most frustrating 2021 an athlete has ever seen and it just got crazier with the latest allegations. The NHL is looking into whether the San Jose Sharks winger submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, according to Front Office Sports’ A.J. Perez.
Late September, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that Kane was the subject of an inquiry into a potential violation of the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
Purchasing or using a fake COVID-19 vaccination card is punishable by up to five years in prison in the United States.. Perez noted using a fake card while attempting to enter Canada carries a fine of up to $750,000 and as much as a six-month prison sentence. Punishments for violating COVID protocols aren’t real clear, but the NHL makes it clear that a “lack of compliance will result in significant Club and individual sanctions, including potential forfeiture of games, fines and reimbursements of expenses, loss of draft choices, and/or ineligibility for participation in training activities.”
This latest news regarding Kane comes soon after the league just cleared him of allegations by his estranged wife that he bet on his own games. However, the league is currently investigating abuse claims, also made by Anna Kane.
Kane’s attorney told Perez the winger “denies ever abusing Ms. Kane or their daughter Kensington, whom he cherishes.”
In the wake of the allegations of abuse against Kane, the Sharks said on Sept. 22 he wouldn’t attend training camp “until further notice.”