Tampa Bay Lightning suspend defenseman amid sexual misconduct allegations

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ian Cole reinstated to the roster

TAMPA - Five days after an anonymous accusation of sexual misconduct targeted Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ian Cole, he has been cleared to return to the team following a league investigation.
Cole was suspended by the team on Sunday, October 9, two days before the season opener, after the accusations started to come to light via a Twitter account under a recently created account under the pseudo name of Emily Smith. Cole did not travel with the team on the three-game road trip to start the season, but now he's expected to join the team ahead of the home opener against Philadelphia on Tuesda...


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