Lightning suspend Ian Cole as defenseman faces allegations of sexual abuse, grooming woman when she was minor

Ian Cole denied the charges in an explanation late Sunday night

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday suspended defenseman Ian Cole after he was blamed via virtual entertainment for grooming and sexually manhandling a woman when she was a minor.

The Lightning said the group was completely helping out the NHL in an examination and is settling on the choice to suspend Cole as it gathers more subtleties.

"The Tampa Bay Lightning knows about the charges against player Ian Cole and are participating completely with the NHL on an examination,"

the Lightning said in an explanation. "Our association views these charges extremely in a serious way.

While we keep on gathering more subtleties, we have chosen to suspend Ian Cole forthcoming the consequences of an examination.

No individuals from the association, including players, will remark further as of now."

The claims were made on Twitter by a client distinguished as Emily Smith. The Twitter client posted an extended explanation. The tweet was sent on Friday. The client just has one tweet on the record.

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