The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children unit began investigating Anderson in February after receiving information from a California law enforcement agency, sheriff’s spokesman Ron Hanavan said in a news release.
The Nuggets are currently in a playoff series with the Lakers. Reports indicate Anderson was seen earlier Thursday at the Pepsi Center but had left by the time the news broke.
The Nuggets released the following statement: “The Denver Nuggets are aware of today’s media reports involving forward/center Chris Andersen. It involves a legal investigation and we are awaiting further details. Chris has been excused from all team-related activities indefinitely as he deals with the reported investigation. Per team policy, the Nuggets will not comment on any ongoing legal circumstance involving any player or employee.”