Andray Blatche 'not worried at all'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets backup center Andray Blatche says he's "not worried at all" about his involvement in an alleged sexual assault that occurred in his Philadelphia hotel suite early Tuesday morning.

Blatche was questioned by Philadelphia police, but not charged, according to Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. An investigation remains ongoing.

"I'm not worried at all, because when the truth comes out, then everybody will realize what happened," Blatche told reporters Thursday.

"You all are going to hear the truth sooner or later. It's just a bad situation. ... When the time comes and I can talk about it, everybody will realize it's not what you think."

Ramsey said Wednesday that Blatche "may not be a person that was even involved in terms of actually assaulting anyone;" however, the alleged 21-year-old victim said that he was not absent.

In an interview with ABC Action News in Philadelphia, the woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said that Blatche and another man watched from the doorway of the bedroom of the suite when she was assaulted by a third man. She said another man also assaulted her and then Blatche entered the bedroom, but he did not assault her.

"He was not oblivious. He was aware the whole time," she said of Blatche.

Ramsey, however, told The New York Times that the woman was not going to be a good witness because "she was so intoxicated."

Police have amended their initial conclusion that a date rape drug was found in the room, saying they no longer think that's the case. A substance found at the scene is being analyzed.

Officer Jillian Russell says the possible assault reportedly happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in a room at the Four Seasons Hotel. Blatche and his party met the alleged victim at a gentlemen's club, according to ABC.

"Right now, it's still under a legal matter. I can't really have any comment about it, but I feel like everything will be resolved and everybody will know what's going on sooner or later," Blatche said.

"I talked to my teammates about it, (general manager) Billy (King) about it. We all know what's going on, and everybody's supporting me and has my back 100 percent."

Blatche responded "no" when asked whether he needs to re-evaluate whom he associates with and whether he's concerned about further damaging his reputation.

Blatche, 26, scored 20 points and had 7 rebounds off the bench in Tuesday night's 109-89 victory over the 76ers. In his last three games, he's averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds.

"We're just more focused on basketball. We just don't want to let it affect basketball, and I'm not going to let it, because I came here to help this team try to get to a championship and win, and that's what I'm going to do," he said.

The Nets signed Blatche to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth the veteran's minimum in the offseason, which became fully guaranteed as of Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

"That's huge for me. But I still gotta continue to work and continue to get better," Blatche said.

Aside from his guaranteed deal with the Nets, Blatche also will earn $7.1 million this season after the Washington Wizards amnestied him in July.

Blatche worked out in Houston during the summer with coach/mentor John Lucas as he tried to revive his NBA career. Blatche met with former Nets coach Avery Johnson before signing with the Nets, who decided to give him a second chance.

In seven tumultuous seasons with the Wizards, Blatche was frequently in trouble. In 2005, he missed his first training camp after being shot in the chest during an attempted carjacking. Two years later, he was charged after he allegedly solicited sex from a prostitute who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

In 2008, he was arrested on charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license (third time). Two years ago, he hosted a party called "Lapdance Tuesday" at a Miami nightclub.

"I'm not really going to get into the situation," Nets point guard Deron Williams said. "I think he's been good since he's been here. It's unfortunate what happened, but I think it's behind him now and hopefully he can move on from that."

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.