The Philadelphia District Attorney announced Monday that Eagles WR Nelson Agholor won’t face any charges for the sexual assault allegations he was facing.
Here’s the statement:
“Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams released the following statement after thoroughly investigating an alleged sexual assault involving Nelson Agholor that took place at Cheerleader’s Gentlemen’s Club (2740 S. Front St.) on June 6, 2016:
“The District Attorney’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit and detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit thoroughly investigated the allegations of sexual assault against Nelson Agholor. As a result of this joint investigation, our staff and the Police reached the conclusion that we lacked sufficient evidence to bring charges against Mr. Agholor, therefore no charges will be filed.”
A spokesman for the district attorney has told Bowen that no announcement is scheduled at this time, despite a recent report from NJ.com.
“As a result of my name being mentioned with this alleged incident, I would like to clarify that I was only present at the establishment for a very short period of time and have no knowledge about anything that happened after I left the establishment. I stopped by there for about a half hour to meet my teammates and left about 2:30 p.m.”
However, the dancer left shortly after they entered the room, which led to a dispute over money. Shorr-Parks’ source added that Agholor had agreed to pay the woman $1,400 for their time, but elected to pay her just $800 after she left before the hour was up.
The source said that multiple dancers told the Club’s management that Agholor did nothing wrong.
- A source close to situation with ties to Agholor described the situation to Les Bowen as “a setup.”
- Bowen’s source added that he’s confident Agholor will be cleared in the matter.
“There was an allegation made against one of the [Eagles] players of a sexual assault that was reported by one of the female dancers,” said Police Commissioner Richard Ross. “Our Special Victims Unit is actively running on the investigation.”
Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko, said that the team is aware of the investigation and has been in contact with both authorities and Agholor.
“We are aware of the police investigation involving Nelson Agholor,” said Boyko. “The organization has been in contact with Nelson and with the proper authorities in Philadelphia. Because of the legal nature of this matter, we will have no further comment.”
Agholor, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $9.377 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $861,244
In 2015, Agholor appeared in 13 games for the Eagles and totaled 23 receptions for 283 yards receiving and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 121 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the investigation involving Agholor as the news is available.