“Birdman” Chris Anderson cut from Denver Nuggets

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FOX 31 Denver has reported that Chris “Birdman” Anderson has been cut from the Nuggets Tuesday night.

The Nuggets are using the amnesty clause, which means the team will waive Andersen and still pay him nearly $10 million for the next two seasons as per his contract. But it won’t impact the Nuggets’ salary cap.

The Denver Post writes about the on-going investigation involving Anderson, started back in May.

“Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, embroiled in a local child-exploitation inquiry, was threatened with retaliation by a woman who represented herself as being of legal age, and he was asked to give her money and lingerie, an attorney for the athlete said Friday.”

It has suspended him from team activities, causing the spotlight to fade on his presence since the investigation began.

As a fan favorite, we will see how this decision affects fans of the Nuggets and “Birdman.”