Chris Anderson excused from Denver Nuggets

This March 25, 2011 file photo shows Denver Nuggets forward Chris Anderson dunking in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Denver. Douglas County sheriff's deputies have searched the home of the popular Nuggets center. Sheriff's spokesman Ron Hanavan confirmed that the search took place Thursday as part of an investigation conducted by the department's Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Andersen has not been arrested and Hanavan said no arrest warrant has been issued. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider, File)

May 11, 2012 5:36:35 PM PDT
NBA player Chris Anderson of the Denver Nuggets has been excused from the team after his house was searched by detectives looking at Internet crimes against children.

Anderson has not been arrested or charged and is fully cooperating with authorities.

In February, a California law enforcement agency tipped off the Colorado Child Crimes Unit, launching a three-month investigation.

Authorities took Anderson's computer and other items. The heavily-tattooed Anderson is better known as "Birdman" for the wings tattooed on his arms.