& # 39; I have nothing to hide & # 39 ;, the star of Washington Capitals, Evgeny Kuznetsov, 27, denies any drug use after video has arrived in Las Vegas and shows that he is sitting next to two lines of a white powdery substance
- Washington Capitals hockey player Evgeny Kuznetsov, 27, once denies using drugs after a viral video has appeared showing him near a suspicious substance
- A video that has since been deleted appeared on Twitter on Monday with the caption: & # 39; That's why we lost # Kuznetsov # fm2019 & # 39;
- It refers to how Russia became third at the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia
- The clip shows Kuznetsov on FaceTime near a table with two lines of a white powdery substance and a rolled up US dollar bill
- Despite his proximity to the suspicious drug, he has no interaction with it
- Monday, Kuznetsov said the video was shot in Washington during the Stanley Cup Run in Washington in 2018 and that he left the room when he saw drugs
- He claims that he has never used drugs and is prepared to be tested for medication
- The Capitals say they are aware of the video and are currently collecting & # 39; facts & # 39;
Washington Capitals hockey player Evgeny Kuznetsov denies that he uses drugs after a video has gone viral and leaves him in a hotel room near two lines of a powdery white substance arranged on a table.
The video was posted and then deleted on Monday by the Russian Twitter account @Thesavspb with the caption: & # 39; That's why we are # Kuznetsov # fm2019 & # 39; lost, referring to how Russia became third at the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.
It is not clear when or where the video was shot, although Kuznetsov claims that the video was shot in Las Vegas during the Stanley Cup Run at Washington Capital in 2018.
Kuznetsov, a 27-year-old Russian native, appears to be in the middle of a FaceTime conversation on his phone in the clip, unaware of the fact that another person is recording him.
Washington Capitals hockey player Evgeny Kuznetsov, 27, once denies using drugs after a viral video has appeared showing him near a suspicious substance
The clip shows Kuznetsov on FaceTime near a table with two lines of a white powdery substance and a rolled up US dollar bill
Despite his proximity to the drugs, he never interacts with them. On Monday, he defended his name by saying that the video had been shot in Las Vegas in 2018, he left the room when he saw the drugs and is ready to take a drug test
The 20-second clip focuses on an unknown substance arranged in two lines next to a rolled-up dollar bill.
Kuznetsov does not make contact with the substance in the video.
Despite the clip, Kuznetsov claims he has never used drugs and is even willing to undergo a medical examination at any time, he said in an interview in Russia with Sports Express.
& # 39; I don't necessarily have anything to do with what's happening around me. I have never used drugs and do not intend to use them. If there are any questions, I am ready to test, & he said.
& # 39; I just went to my friends in the room. When I saw what was happening there – unknown women, strange substances on the table – I called my friend and left as quickly as I could, & he said in the interview.
& # 39; I have nothing to hide, let it remain with the conscience of the person who posted this video, & # 39; he added.
Kuznetsov played with the Washington Capitals since 2013 and scored 21 goals this season. The team says they are aware of the video and are currently collecting & # 39; facts & # 39;
The Capitals have issued a statement in the light of the video stating that they are aware of the content and that they & # 39;currently in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comments at this time, according to the New York Post.
& # 39; I hesitate to use the term & # 39; research & # 39; only to use because I think it's a pretty ambiguous word & # 39 ;, said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly in the video.
& # 39; It is clear that we need to understand the facts and circumstances and what happened, and that there should be appropriate follow-up with the right people. I would not call it a formal investigation; we want to know what's going on. … He seems to have acknowledged that he was in that room with whatever it is, but I don't know what it is, and he claims not to have used whatever it is, so I don't go to him on that basis convincing everything, & he added.
Kuznetsov scored 21 goals and this season delivered 51 assists in 76 games for Washington.
He has been with the capitals since 2013 when he was called up with the 26th overall choice.
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