Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 24th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday after a recent rape accusation caused him to fall down draft boards.
Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 24th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday
Conley was expected to be a first-round pick before the allegations, but a recent rape accusation led to speculation he could fall down draft boards.
A 23-year-old woman accused Conley of raping her on April 9 at a Cleveland hotel. She claimed she met Conley in an elevator around 3 a.m., that they went to his hotel room and that he propositioned her for group sex with his friend and another woman, which she declined. She accused Conley of forcibly having sex with her shortly after watching the other couple have sex. Conley denies the allegations, and the case remains ongoing.
Conley’s lawyer said his client will not talk with police until after the draft.