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Oklahoma back Rodney Anderson facing sexual assault allegation

Court documents show that hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18. Spokesperson from Oklahoma told ESPN that they are aware of the allegations


Kahron Spearman


ESPN's Jake Trotter reports that an unnamed woman who filed an emergency order of protection against Oklahoma Sooners running back Rodney Anderson is accusing him of sexual assault. Through an attorney-issued statement, Anderson said the allegation by the woman is "patently false." Brooke Pryor of NewsOK reports that Anderson was "falsely accused of rape after he rejected a woman's attempts to pursue a relationship with him." "Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman," said Anderson's attorney, Derek Chance.

Mr. Anderson is shocked and disturbed by [the woman's] claims. Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman. There are undoubtedly true victims of sexual assault, for whom Mr. Anderson carries a tremendous amount of compassion. However, there are those accused of sexual assault which they unequivocally did not commit -- as is the case for Mr. Anderson.

Trotter further reports that the woman, "through a conversation with a friend," began "recalling images and feelings of him forcing his fingers" inside her. Anderson has not been charged. A hearing is set for Dec. 18.

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