Chris 'Birdman' Andersen Investigation: Nuggets Forward Reportedly A Target Of Extortion

The Denver Post is reporting that Denver Nuggets F Chris Andersen may in fact be a target of extortion from a California resident. In a statement released from Andersen's legal team, the landscape of the current investigation begins to change dramatically:

In the statement, Colin Bresee, an attorney for Andersen, suggested that a woman from California has has tried to get items of value from Andersen. The statement reads:

"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. "

Agents from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office executed a warrant on Andersen's Colorado home on Thursday morning as a part of an ongoing investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force. Andersen has subsequently been excused indefinitely from team activities to deal with his legal issue.

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