No charges to be filed against Rodney Anderson in sexual assault investigation

Posted at 11:18 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 18:48:44-05

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Norman Police Department and Cleveland County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that no charges will be filed after aninvestigation into sexual assault claims made against University of Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson.

A news conference was held at 2 p.m.

A woman made the report to the Norman Police Department. She told police that after an evening of drinking, she accepted a ride from a man who she was acquainted with.

After consensual kissing, the woman told police that she remembered waking up without clothing.

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No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. Anderson denied the allegations and his attorney said Anderson passed a polygraph test in his denial of the accusations.

Anderson's attorney Derek Chance released the following statement Thursday:

"We appreciate the comprehensive investigation by the Norman Police Department, and the District Attorney's thorough consideration of the evidence. The investigation reveals what we have maintained, Mr. Anderson is innocent of these allegations. Mr. Anderson and his family are very much looking forward to a final resolution so that they can put this matter behind them and Mr. Anderson can focus on his obligations as a student-athlete."

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