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Birdman investigated for child porn

All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty, but Chris “Birdman” Andersen is going to have a hard time shaking his new reputation.

The Nuggets forward’s home was searched on Thursday as part of an investigation by the sheriff department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Property from his home (likely computers and other devices with Internet access) was seized for investigation, but he has not been arrested nor charged with a crime.

There aren’t any specifics about the investigation, but you really don’t need much when it comes to sexually exploiting children.

“It could include many different things. Right now we’re not saying. They literally just got the property this morning,” Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman said on Thursday. “The Sheriff’s Office did contact him this morning while he was at his house, and he cooperated fully.”

The Denver Post reports that another person could live at the home, so it would be possible for him to be not guilty even if there were crimes committed at his house.

Another disturbing aspect of the investigation is that Birdman’s media guide profile lists his involvement in several children charities.

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Chris Birdman Andersen Went a Bit Overboard on the Neck Tattoo (Pictures)

It feels like we’ve been down this road so many times before so I really don’t even know why I’m bothering, but this must be addressed. Nuggets icon Chris Birdman Andersen is already well known for his wild hairstyles and crazy tattoos, but now he’s just taken things to a whole new level. Last year we saw the outline for a neck tattoo reading “Free Bird,” and apparently he spent the off-season filling it in. I don’t know what the proper term is for a filled in neck tattoo — neck sleeve, turtleneck — whatever it is, Andersen has it. He also added on to all his other tats and it doesn’t look like there’s an ink-free inch on his exposed skin.

Thanks to The Big Lead for the pics via SI Hot Clicks.

Don’t Mess with Chris Birdman Andersen’s Stat Line, He’s Keeping Count

It seems like every time the Nuggets have a prime-time TNT Thursday night game Chris Andersen goes off. Thursday night against the Jazz was no exception. The Birdman had eight blocks in the game, solidifying his standing as one of the top shot blockers in the league (he’s second to only Dwight Howard). But the Birdman channeled his inner Orlando Cabrera, who once called up to the official scorekeeper during a game to complain about being charged for an error, when he was interviewed after the ballgame. Check it out:

“Let me correct you right there, that’s seven points.” As if that wasn’t enough, towards the end he made mention of Carmelo Anthony doing a good job of “Padding his stats.” The Birdman was so concerned with his stat line that he even asked the official scorer how many blocks he had in the game at one point when he was walking to the Nuggets’ bench. Normally I would say a player shouldn’t be too concerned with any stat other than wins or losses, but if this is what keeps him motivated then I guess it’s cool. Sorta.