OU RB from Katy accused of sexual assault

A woman has accused Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson of sexual assault in a petition for a protective order.

Anderson's attorney called the claim “patently false” in a statement Tuesday.

Anderson, a redshirt sophomore, went to Katy High School.

The woman sought a protective order in Cleveland County district court on Monday, and the contents of the filing were made public on Tuesday.

She said that Anderson attempted to sexually assault her and bit her, according to the order. The alleged incident took place Nov. 16 at the woman's apartment after meeting Anderson at a bar.

In the filing, she said she only recalled what allegedly took place after a conversation with a friend this past weekend. It says the woman remembers kissing Anderson and vomiting.
    
The woman says she later recalled Anderson forcing himself on her and "feeling like I couldn't get away."

“Mr. Anderson is shocked and disturbed by (the alleged victim’s) claims,” Derek Chance, Anderson’s attorney, said in a statement. “The allegations are patently false. Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman." 

Chance added: "Following November 16, 2017, (the alleged victim) attempted to pursue a relationship with Mr. Anderson. While we can only speculate as to (the alleged victim's) motives in seeking a civil protective order, her claims surfaced only after Mr. Anderson did not reciprocate a desire to pursue a relationship with (her). In fact, Mr. Anderson declined several social invitations from (the alleged victim) between November 16th and December 4th."

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

Reached Tuesday, the Oklahoma athletic department reiterated the statement to USA TODAY Sports that it had released Monday night — saying the school was still gathering information.

A hearing on the protective order is scheduled for Dec. 18.
    
Oklahoma faces Georgia in a national semifinal, the Rose Bowl, on Jan 1. 

 

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