The New England Patriots issued a statement Tuesday saying that the team is aware of the reports regarding wide receiver Julian Edelman, but will defer any comment to his representatives at this time.
According to reports, police were called to the Storyville nightclub in Back Bay at 1:30 a.m early Tuesday to investigate allegations that Edelman assaulted a woman on the dance floor at a Halloween party. Edelman allegedly "reached under" a woman's Halloween costume and "grabbed her vagina." A male witness said he watched "an expression of shock" come over the woman's face. The witness and the alleged victim both demanded that Edelman be kicked out of the club, but the pair were kicked out first when the witness threatened to fight Edelman.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the reports during a conference call Tuesday.
"I don't think we have enough information to comment on that right now," he said.