Raiders CB Gareon Conley Not Charged With Rape; Accuser Upset She Was Kicked Out of Room
It’s been a trying few months for Gareon Conley, who was accused of rape just before the 2017 NFL Draft. The Oakland Raiders eventually took a chance on him with the 24th selection and they were rewarded on Monday.
Conley’s attorney Kevin Spellacy confirmed to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that his client was cleared of rape charges by a grand jury.
Kevin Spellacy, attorney for #Raiders CB Gareon Conley, tells me the grand jury returned “no bill.” No charges. “He had faith in the system”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2017
“After a thorough investigation by the Cleveland Police Department, the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Gareon Conley were presented to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned a No Bill on all possible charges.
Gareon Conley will not face charges in an April hotel encounter that ended with a 23-year-old woman accusing him of raping her.
A Cuyahoga County grand jury on Monday voted not to charge the rookie Oakland Raider and former Ohio State University standout defensive back after hearing a summary of the evidence from Cleveland police and Cuyahoga County prosecutors.
The woman told police that she was with a group of friends on April 8 and met Conley in the elevator, according to a police report. She decided to go back to his room instead of to her friends’ room, the report says.
Another couple in the room started having sex and Conley asked her to join, according to the report. The woman said she refused and asked instead to watch the other couple, when Conley ripped her clothes off and attacked her in the bathroom, the report says.
She said Conley then kicked her out of the room.
The woman called police about 3:50 a.m. Officers went to the room and found the two men asleep in the room. The men, who described themselves as friends of Conley’s, said no sexual contact took place.
Conley’s lawyer said surveillance footage from Barley House in downtown Cleveland showed the two met at the restaurant and walked back to the hotel together.”
Soon after the initial allegation, video from a bar showed the accuser following (almost stalking) Conley, attempting to get his attention several times. That poked a hole in her initial story about meeting him for the first time in an elevator where she said he asked her for an orgy.