Monday, 21 January, 2019

Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson facing rape allegation

TCU safety Niko Small and cornerback Ranthony Texada defend as Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson runs the ball in the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday Dec. 2 2017 in Arlington Texa Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson facing rape allegation
Kristopher Love | 05 December, 2017, 18:11

Anderson, the Sooners' leading rusher, was named in a protective order request by a woman in Cleveland County (Okla.) court.

The incident is alleged to have happened after the woman who filed the suit met Anderson at a bar prior to the team's game against Kansas on Nov.16.

She said that she initially planned to take an Uber home; however, she said Anderson's friends were adamant he would take her home. "Mr. Anderson is shocked and disturbed by [the woman's] claims".

According to the victim's statement, she met Anderson while out drinking on November 16.

She wrote she at first remembered only kissing him and vomiting for about 20 minutes but then recalled being raped after talking to a friend.

"We are aware [of the filing] and are gathering information."
The allegations are patently false.

Anderson has a hearing date set for December 18. "However, there are those accused of sexual assault which they unequivocally did not commit - as is the case for Mr. Anderson", the statement reads.

Derek Chance, Anderson's Oklahoma City-based attorney, also released a statement to multiple news outlets Tuesday proclaiming Anderson's innocence. It is incumbent on our community to reserve judgment and to treat this allegation on its own merit. Anderson is due in court on December 18, two weeks before the Sooners' College Football Playoff semifinal game against Georgia.

He leads the Sooners with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns and has 283 yards and five touchdowns receiving.