A woman filed an emergency protective order on Monday accusing Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson of sexual assault. Anderson, through a statement issued by his attorney, said the allegation is “patently false.”
The full statement is below, per Brooke Pryor of The Oklahoman.
Detailed statement from Rodney Anderson’s attorney.
“While we can only speculate as to (redacted)’s motives in seeking a civil protective order, her claims surfaced only after Mr. Anderson did not reciprocate a desire to pursue a relationship with (redacted).” pic.twitter.com/LUnQN2wBD2
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 5, 2017
According to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, the woman said that she was out drinking at a bar on Nov. 16 when she first met Anderson and soon after that, Anderson’s friends insisted that he take her home.
She started recalling images and feelings of [Anderson] forcing his fingers inside her and biting her. After discussing the night with a friend over the weekend.
Also per Trotter, she said she tried to get away to put clothes on, but he followed her and asked what she was doing.
No charges have been filed against Anderson at this time. A court hearing to determine whether to extend that protective order has been scheduled for December 18.
The former Katy running back is the leading rusher for the Sooners this season. Oklahoma plays Georgia on January 1 in the Rose Bowl, which is a national semifinal.