Emergency protective order issued against OU running back Rodney Anderson


An emergency protective order was filed Monday against Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson, accusing the running back of rape.

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. While discussing the events of the night with a friend weeks later, she was "recalling images and feelings of him forcing his fingers" inside her, the court filing says. No charges have been filed against Anderson as of yet.

Oklahoma is set to play against Georgia in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018, as one of the two College Football Playoff semifinals.

According to The Oklahoman, the accuser, who wrote in her statement that she is "scared" for her safety because Anderson knows where she lives, is a University of Oklahoma employee. 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.

In the statement, Chance said the woman filed the protective order after she had attempted to pursue a relationship with Anderson and Anderson "declined several social invitations" from the woman.

OU football: Protective order filed against OU running back Rodney Anderson
Rape allegations in protective order filed against Oklahoma running back Anderson

"Mr. Anderson first learned of (the) request for a civil protective order late yesterday evening", the statement reads.

The Associated Press does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted without their permission to publish their name.

A hearing regarding the protective order is scheduled for December 18 at 10 a.m.in Cleveland County. The allegations are patently false.

University of Oklahoma officials said that they are aware of the situation and are investigating the matter. "Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman". He has 16 receptions for 283 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Anderson, a redshirt sophomore from Katy, Texas, has a team-high 960 rushing yards to go along with 11 touchdowns on the ground.

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