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May 12, 2012 12:24 AM by Andy Koen

Birdman attorney says client is being extorted

A lawyer for Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen gave a statement to the Denver Post that seems to suggest the Birdman is a target of extortion.

The statement said a female fan sent racy photos of herself to Andersen two years ago and flew out last year to meet with him. She was apparently upset by his lack of interest and threatened to retaliate if he didn't pay her.

On Thursday, Andersen's home in Larkspur was searched by deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. There are no arrests as of yet and the investigation is expected to take several weeks.

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