Protective order filed against Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson, accusing him of rape

06 December, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • OU football: Protective order filed against OU running back Rodney Anderson

Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson has been accused of raping a woman as part of a protective order she filed against the Sooners' leading rusher this week.

The woman claims she was raped by Anderson at her apartment a few weeks ago.

The school said Monday it is aware of the ongoing Norman police investigation.

The University of Oklahoma has not yet issued any further statement other than to say they are looking into this.

Per OKC-KWTV Sports Director Dean Blevins, a young woman filed the Victim's Protective Order, though the specific allegation is yet to be released. She said she was planning on going home alone, but Anderson took her home. 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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Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson (24) evades pressure from TCU defensive end Mat Boesen (9) in the second half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

"A protective order is a civil court order that is created to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser". The allegations are patently false. "However, there are those accused of sexual assault which they unequivocally did not commit - as is the case for Mr. Anderson", the statement reads. It is incumbent on our community to reserve judgment and to treat this allegation on its own merit.

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. Over the past seven games, he has gained 1,134 yards from scrimmage - rushing and receiving - and scored 14 touchdowns.

Anderson, who struggled with injuries the last two years, inherited the starting RB role from Joe Mixon, who was drafted to play in the National Football League despite an ugly incident on his record in which he punched a woman in the face. A hearing for an emergency protective order has been scheduled for December 18.

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