Police Investigating Detroit Tigers Player for Allegedly Drugging, Raping Woman

A woman told police that she met Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed at a Royal Oak bar and had a few drinks, but doesn’t remember anything until she woke up lying next to him in his hotel room.

Evan Reed pitches against Los Angeles earlier this season. A woman told police she met Evans at a Royal Oak bar, then doesn't remember anything until she awoke lying next to him in his hotel. (Photo: Getty Images)
Evan Reed pitches against Los Angeles earlier this season. A woman told police she met Evans at a Royal Oak bar, then doesn't remember anything until she awoke lying next to him in his hotel. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a sexual assault complaint against a 28-year-old Detroit Tigers player, but won’t make a charging decision this week, officials said.

The player hasn’t been named, but The Detroit News is reporting that police are investigating a claim that Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed, 28, sexually assaulted a woman in a MotorCity Casino Hotel room on March 30.

The newspaper said the information came from two sources from the Detroit Police Department. Reed hasn’t been charged.

The county prosecutor’s office acknowledged its investigation centers around events at the MotorCity Casino Hotel the night before the Tigers’ Opening Day (March 31), the Detroit Free Press said.

The alleged victim, a 45-year-old woman, waited two days before reporting the incident to police. She reportedly told police she was drugged and raped after meeting Reed at a Royal Oak bar, CBS Detroit said.

The woman said she had several drinks and danced with Reed, then doesn’t remember anything until she woke up the next morning at the hotel, lying naked next to Reed. The woman said the sheets on the bed showed evidence of the assault, CBS said.

When she got up to take a shower, Reed reportedly told her to leave his room.

Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller said in a statement Wednesday that “a thorough review of all the evidence must be conducted before a decision can be made,” and that its unlikely a charging decision will be made before the Memorial Day holiday. She declined to discuss specifics of the investigation.

Reed, in his second year with the Tigers, pitched against the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day. He spent most of the 2013 season pitching for the Tigers’ Triple-A team in Toledo.

In a statement after the woman claimed she had been drugged and raped, Tigers officials acknowledged the “very serious allegation” made against Reed and called it “concerning.”

Reed’s attorney, David Gorcyca, said in a statement, also issued last month, that a thorough investigation will show Reed has “nothing to fear.”

“During the infancy of this investigation, no one should formulate any conclusions that a crime has been committed,” Gorcyca said.

Bella May 21, 2014 at 08:26 PM
45 year old woman, if she was raped, would immediately go to the hospital, especially a gold digger.
Tom Holleman May 21, 2014 at 10:30 PM
JESS Kalinowsky Registered Voter May 22, 2014 at 07:41 PM
It sounds to me, NOT KNOWING THE FULL STORY, that at 45 YO woman was in a bar looking for fun. She was drunk. Bet no blood test show she was "drugged". A 45 yr old woman would have gone from the hotel bedroom, to the front desk and called the police! She went home and bragged about this young stud, found out he was a ball player, and now she wants to "shake him down" and try to ruin his reputation. I may be wrong, but that is the way it sounds to me. 45 yr old women hanging out in a bar, drinking, hmmmm they know what they are doing and what they are looking for! Some no strings attached hanky panky! She needs to be sued when it is all over for defamation of character!
Cpt Dano June 02, 2014 at 12:28 PM
It will be impossible to tell who drugged her if in fact she was. She danced with him, maybe someone else put something in her drink while they were dancing. It sounds more like she drank too much and has drinkers remorse.


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