Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

Oklahoma Sooners: Rodney Anderson accused of rape in protective order

Oklahoma Sooners: Rodney Anderson accused of rape in protective order

Interestingly, on Monday, a victim's protective order was filed against Oklahoma's leading rusher Rodney Anderson. "Mr. Anderson is shocked and disturbed by [the woman's] claims".

University of Oklahoma officials said on Monday they are aware of the incident and investigating.

In a written statement to the court, the alleged victim claimed that she met Anderson at one bar on the night of November 16 and then went with him to a second bar. A year after Joe Mixon headed to the Sugar Bowl after a videotape of a violent act against a woman was released after being sealed away for much of his playing career, Rodney Anderson is faced with an allegation of rape. 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.

A victim protective order hearing has been scheduled for December 18, online records show.

Anderson's attorney has responded to the allegations saying they are "patently false".

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An emergency protective order against Anderson has been issued. "We are confident that when authorities have all of the information surrounding this circumstance, Mr. Anderson will be completely exonerated of any wrongdoing, and he looks forward to the conclusion of this investigation so he can focus on his obligations as a student-athlete".

Chance also says the woman made her claims only after Anderson rejected a relationship with her.

In the final six weeks of the regular season, Anderson recorded 1,041 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns.

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 has rushed for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, which makes him Oklahoma's leading rusher. He also has 16 receptions for 283 yards and five scores for No. 2 Oklahoma, which will face No. 3 Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Rose Bowl on January 1.

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