Rape case involving Raiders rookie Conley goes to grand jury

CLEVELAND (AP) A grand jury in Cleveland has begun hearing evidence to determine if Oakland Raiders rookie Gareon Conley should face a rape charge.

Cleveland police said in a statement the case went to the grand jury Monday.

Conley is a defensive back who starred at Ohio State. He is accused by a 23-year-old woman of sexually assaulting her in a Cleveland hotel room April 9. Conley's attorney says the sex was consensual. Conley has cooperated with the investigation and said he passed a polygraph test.

Conley signed a four-year contract with the Raiders on Friday and was at training camp Monday.

Raiders owner Mark Davis says he trusts the research his staff did before the 22-year-old player was drafted with the 24th overall pick.

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