Formenton Defends Innocence as Investigation Continues
Former Ottawa Senators player, Alex Formenton, has been charged in connection with a sexual assault probe. Formenton’s lawyer, Brown, released a statement asserting his client’s innocence and urging the public to reserve judgment until all evidence is presented.
Four Other Players Also Implicated in the Investigation
While Formenton is the only player currently identified in the case, four other players have been asked to surrender to the police. Michael McLeod and Cal Foote from the New Jersey Devils, Carter Hart from the Philadelphia Flyers, and Dillon Dube from the Calgary Flames have all taken a leave of absence in light of the ongoing investigation. All five players were part of the 2018 team under scrutiny.
Formenton Takes Leave of Absence and Plays Overseas
Formenton, who played for the Ottawa Senators from the 2017-18 season through the 2021-22 season, is currently playing for HC Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland. The team granted him an indefinite leave of absence after the charges were brought against him. It is worth noting that Formenton’s contract with the Senators was not renewed, leading him to pursue a career overseas.
London Police to Address the Situation
The London Police have scheduled a news conference for Feb. 5 to provide updates on the sexual assault probe. While they have declined to comment further on the case, they have assured the public that any significant developments will be shared during the press conference.
The investigation is ongoing, and the authorities are urging everyone to respect the legal process.