Chris Anderson Under Investigation From Internet Child Porn Unit

The Nuggets have excused the forward indefinitely as details wait to emerge.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Chris 'Birdman' Anderson will not be suiting up for the rest of the playoffs, or anytime soon for that matter. The Denver Nuggets excused him indefinitely from all team activities after Douglas County sheriff deputies entered and searched his home on Thursday afternoon before Denver's game six first round match up against the Lakers.

While details have yet to be released, all that is known so far is that the people searching his home are in an investigation related to an Internet Crimes Against Children unit.

P. Solomon Banda of the Associated Press released the following:

Sheriff's spokesman Ron Hanavan confirmed that the search took place Thursday. Andersen has not been arrested and Hanavan said no arrest warrant has been issued.

The department began investigating Andersen in February after receiving information from a law enforcement agency in California. Hanavan declined to release details, including the nature of any pending charges, citing an ongoing investigation. He said they're asking that the case be sealed.

Andersen answered the door at his Larkspur, Colo., home, about 40 miles south of Denver, and let deputies in, said Deborah Sherman, another sheriff's spokesperson. ''He did cooperate. He spoke with deputies,'' Sherman said.

The unit investigating Andersen investigates child porn, Internet luring, child predators and child pornography.

The Nuggets will be just fine without Anderson, as he hasn't seen any playing time during the Lakers series anyway. But you can't imagine the distraction this would be to the Nuggets and the NBA if something — anything–  were to emerge from this.

Anderson has been controversial before, failing multiple drug tests while being less than personable on the court. However, this matter is obviously at an entire new level.

Keep an ear open in the coming days. If Anderson is involved in any wrong doing, considering the severity of the possible crime(s), we will know soon enough.

The Nuggets forced a game seven with the Lakers after defeating them 113-96 on Thursday night.

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