Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson facing rape allegation

Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson facing rape allegation

University of Oklahoma football star Rodney Anderson is the subject of sexual assault allegations made by a woman who filed for an emergency order of protection against him Monday night.

Derek Chance, Anderson's Oklahoma City-based attorney, called the allegations "patently false" in a statement released Tuesday to the Tulsa World.

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. Oklahoma played at Kansas two days later. "Some consensual kissing occurred after that contact", Jensen said.

Oklahoma has yet to make any decisions regarding Anderson's status.

The woman, 23, said she first met Anderson at a bar on November 16.

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The woman claims she went to a second bar with Anderson and planned on taking an Uber home, but, "Rodney's friends insisted that he take me home".

While the woman indicated she did not initially remember what happened, she said a conversation she had with a friend over the weekend led to her "recalling images and feelings of (Anderson) forcing his fingers" inside her and biting her. 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. "He knows where I live and I'm scared for my safety".

"Mr. Anderson first learned of (the) request for a civil protective order late yesterday evening", Chance's statement reads.

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

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A spokesperson at the Norman Police Department confirmed there is a pending case involving Anderson.

An OU spokesman said Monday night the school was aware and gathering more information. Football coach Art Briles was sacked and university president Ken Starr was demoted and later resigned.

Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University.

Anderson was the leading rusher for the Sooners this past season, gaining 960 yards on the ground with 11 touchdowns.

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