Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson accused of rape

  • Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson accused of rape

Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson accused of rape

The Sooners are scheduled to play Georgia at the Rose Bowl on January 1, in the College Football Playoff Semifinal game. As of this moment, no charges have been filed against Anderson.

After details of the allegations surfaced, Anderson's attorney, Derek Chance of Oklahoma City, released a lengthy statement in which he described the allegations as "patently false".

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

"There are undoubtedly true victims of sexual assault, for whom Mr. Anderson carries a tremendous amount of compassion". A hearing for the emergency protective order, filed by a woman on Monday, will take place on December 18 at 10 a.m, per a court record. As of now, Anderson is still a member of the team. She said she initially remembered kissing Anderson and vomiting. She stated she was "not feeling like I could say anything, and trying to get away from him to put clothes on".

"He followed me asking what I thought I was doing", the woman wrote in the petition.

Until then, Anderson is prohibited from having any contact with the alleged victim and to stay away from her residence.

"Mr. Anderson first learned of [the woman's] request for a civil protective order late yesterday evening", Chance said.

The Associated Press does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted without their permission to publish their name.

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

Anderson is the Sooners' leading rusher, averaging nearly 6.0 yards per carry with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. He is a redshirt sophomore, having missed most of the last two seasons with injuries.

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. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a national semifinal on January 1. Mixon is now with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals.