Just two days before the NFL draft, former Buckeye defensive back Gareon Conley, a projected first round pick, has been accused of rape by an unnamed women, who claims the incident happened in a Cleveland hotel on April 9.
Since the story broke--(first reported by TMZ)---Conley and some of his teammates have responded on Twitter.
We good over here though bro @_gconley8 we know the deal!— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) April 25, 2017
@shonrp2 Lord knows!— Gareon Conley (@_gconley8) April 25, 2017
They'll say anything to drag your name thru the dirt smh the world we live in today is crazy man gotta watch your back!— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) April 25, 2017
Conley's attorney's have called the allegations "ludicrous and ridiculous." The 21-year old defensive back has not been charged or arrested. With the draft looming Thursday, Conley has decided not to attend the first round. NFL teams are now scrambling to investigate the story themselves.
Gareon Conley's name was filtering to teams this morning, and those teams are trying to fact-find on this case quickly.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2017