College Football Star Rodney Anderson Accused of Sexual Assault

Gladys Abbott
December 6, 2017

An emergency protective order was filed Monday against Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson, accusing the running back of rape.

The Oklahoman reported that Anderson denies the rape claim and contends that the accusation is being made because "he rejected the woman's attempts to pursue a relationship with him".

A statement from Anderson's attorney called the allegations "patently false".

According to the description of incident (s) in the protective order, the woman says the alleged incident occurred on November 16. She says she was planning on taking an Uber home, but Anderson's friends "were insistent that he take" her home.

The petition says Anderson, 21, walked the woman home after meeting her for the first time at a bar and drinking. She also claims that Anderson bit her, and that when she tried to put clothes on and leave, Anderson asked her what she was doing.

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Charges have not yet been filed against Anderson but he was reportedly ordered to pay the court costs in the protective order filing, and a hearing has been scheduled for December 18th.

The protective order was filed by a woman Monday. "However, there are those accused of sexual assault which they unequivocally did not commit - as is the case for Mr. Anderson", the statement reads. "We are confident that when authorities have all of the information surrounding this circumstance, Mr. Anderson will be completely exonerated of any wrongdoing, and he looks forward to the conclusion of this investigation so he can focus on his obligations as a student-athlete".

Chance claims the woman wanted to have a relationship with Anderson after the November 16 encounter and only filed the protective order after Anderson turned her down.

Anderson, a redshirt sophomore, has a team-leading 960 yards and 11 touchdowns.

No. 2 Oklahoma is set to face No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl New Year's Day, with the victor facing the Clemson-Alabama victor for the right to play for the 2017 College Football Playoff championship. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Mixon in the second round of this year's draft.

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