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LAPD not investigating Crawford after alleged water-bottle spray (Updated)

May 28, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Police Department is not investigating Corey Crawford following an alleged incident with a Kings fan at Staples Center, a department spokesperson told CBS Chicago.

Earlier today, TMZ reported that Kings fan Clark Wong had filed a police report after Crawford allegedly squirted him in the face with his water bottle in the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, played on Monday night. The TMZ report also claimed Crawford, who Wong admitted to taunting during the game, had filed a police report regarding the incident.

More, from TMZ:

Wong says he believes the bottle was filled with backwash — along with water — and it has caused serious irritation to his eyes. Wong says he’s going to a doctor to get his eyes checked.

League sources tell TMZ Sports … Wong was ejected from the game 3 to 5 minutes after the spraying incident for “taunting the players” and it was while he was being escorted out of the arena that he began to rub his eyes, complaining about the pain.

Prior to tonight’s Game 5 at the United Center, ‘Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville addressed the Crawford situation by saying, “I just heard about it on the way over” and “I’m not worried about it right now.”

Update: Maybe the LAPD is investigating after all. According to ESPN, the police are looking into the battery report.

  1. bencia823 - May 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    “Clark’s” real name is Sum Ting. Not only is he making a fool of himself, he is also disgracing his famiry

    • hockey412 - May 28, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      I can’t believe I laughed at that. Two Wongs don’t make a right.

      • r8rbhawk - May 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        Looks like Crow was Wongfully accused.

      • 950003cups - May 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

        Crark just messed with the wong goaltender!

  2. areaman714 - May 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    I am a Ducks fan and have been to many games at Staples. There are a lot of cool Kings fans that are fun to watch a rivalry game with . . . This Wong guy is not one of them.

  3. nyking1963 - May 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    He was seen leaving the arena squinting :)

    • hockeyflow33 - May 28, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      I seriously almost just did a spit take. Well done!

  4. vbcaps - May 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    “Serious eye irritation” please. He means he smells a potential settlement when/if he tries to sue so now his eyes hurt

  5. sjsharks66 - May 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    What a sissy!

  6. theskinsman - May 28, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    I think Wong was a Habs fan before moving to California. Look at that massive whine he’s developed.

  7. djshnooks - May 28, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    He was heard yelling, as he was escorted out…”You got the WONG guy!” Could have been worse, he could have been a Wang.

  8. goodellisruiningtheleague - May 28, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Can we please stop using TMZ as a credible news source

  9. slysipops - May 28, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    please control yourself CRAWFORD….two WONGS don’t make it right ! …… maybe the guy smelled like dead fish or something? a lot of these wimps are brave ( in all rinks ) yapping or banging on the glass . if they ever had to come face to face with a player, they would need a lot of water to wash their shorts !

  10. andyisfat - May 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    This Wong dude sounds like a big p ussy.

  11. rpiotr01 - May 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    “Detective Murphy, I know you and your team have put the past 9 months into infiltrating that gang of drug smugglers and just made a huge break in the case, but I’m reassigning all 6 of you. This water bottle sex pervert terrorist Crawford is the biggest menace facing the good people of Los Angeles today, and he’s going DOWN!”

  12. beepbeepbeeplgb - May 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    i know his name is wong, but it still made me think of this….

  13. 950003cups - May 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM


  14. dontbsuchapuss - May 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    What an idiot you can’t back wash a Gatorade water bottle stupid. Just goes to show how many stupid people live in California.

  15. desertfan - May 29, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    Only about 30M -all working at jobs pt as they are really actors.

  16. fpstratton - Jun 3, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    From a Kings fan: Don’t taunt the players. Watch the game, cheer your team on, yell obscenities if you like, but leave the players alone. Don’t confront them. Case closed.

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