Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson facing rape allegation

Posted December 06, 2017

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore RB Rodney Anderson has been accused of rape by the woman who filed an emergency order of protection against him.

The woman who filed the order wrote in a court statement that she met Anderson at a bar on November 16 for the first time. She said she planned to take an Uber home to her apartment until Anderson's friends were "insistent" that she let the football star take her home. But while talking with a friend last weekend, the woman said she "started recalling images and feelings" of him digitally penetrating her and biting her, then "trying to get away from him to put clothes on".

As of Tuesday at 11 a.m., Anderson has not been charged. According to ESPN, a hearing is scheduled for December 18.

Anderson, who is from Katy, Texas, has become a key force on the OU offense in the second half of this season, rushing for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns, plus 283 receiving yards and five touchdowns. The alleged victim said she tried to get away from Anderson so she could get dressed, but he followed her and asked what she was doing.

The Washington Post does not normally name the victims of sexual assault.

Anderson's lawyer called the allegation "patently false", according to ESPN.

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OU officials said Tuesday they are aware of the allegations and are working with the Norman Police Department, which is leading the investigating. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a national semifinal on January 1.

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

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.

Anderson sustained back-to-back season-ending injuries in 2015 and 2016 but broke out with a 147-yard rushing performance at Kansas State on October 21.

The Oklahoman reported that Anderson denies the rape claim and contends that the accusation is being made because "he rejected the woman's attempts to pursue a relationship with him".