Chris Andersen Is Extortion Victim, Says Lawyer

Chris Andersen is under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office but, in a statement released to the Denver Post, one of his lawyers said Andersen is the victim of extortion.

"A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad. Chris and this woman communicated with each other and in 2011, this woman, who represented herself as 21 years of age, flew to Colorado, showing her required identification. After leaving Colorado, she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012, she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration. "

Andersen, who has been excused indefinitely from team activities by the Denver Nuggets, has been under investigation since February.

We'll have more on this developing situation in this StoryStream as the investigation is uncovered. For more on the Andersen investigation, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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