In a statement issued Wednesday, Ohio State DB Gareon Conley said sexual-assault allegations against him are false.
“The allegations against me concerning the night of April 8/9 that have recently been reported in multiple media outlets are completely false. I did not commit a crime and have not been charged with a crime,” Conley said in the statement.
Conley said the allegations “appear to be an attempt to ruin this once in a lifetime experience for me and my family.” He also said several witnesses have given statements that give an “accurate” account of what happened.
The Buckeyes defensive back said he will not attend the 2017 NFL Draft, which starts at 8 p.m. ET Thursday in Philadelphia. Conley said it would be selfish and a distraction to the league and other players and their families.
As reported by TMZ:
According to a police report filed in Cleveland, a 23-year-old white female told police Conley violated her in a hotel suite bathroom at a Westin hotel on April 9.
(…)The woman called 911 and described her assailant as a “black male who wouldn’t take his sunglasses off and had an Ohio State tattoo on his left forearm.”
You can read the entire statement below.
Ohio State’s Gareon Conley statement
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2017