Ed Gallek of FOX 8, citing multiple sources, is reporting that the grand jury has decided not to indict Raiders CB Gareon Conley.
- Conley’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, tells Ian Rapoport: “He is vindicated. He looks forward to contributing in the National Football League.“
- Tom Pelissero mentions that with the allegations coming before the NFL draft, Conley won’t face discipline from the NFL.
The Cleveland Police Department announced Monday that prosecutors plan to move forward with the rape case involving Raiders first-round CB Gareon Conley, via TMZ Sports.
According to officials, the district attorney’s office believes it has enough evidence to prosecute, which led to the case being moved to a grand jury, who will determine whether to pursue official charges against Conley.
A woman accused Conley of raping her in a Cleveland hotel room just days before the 2017 NFL Draft.
Conley claims that they had “brief oral sex” and insists it was consensual.
Conley, 21, was selected with the No. 21 overall pick by the Raiders in this year’s NFL draft. Conley was considered to be one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft class with an opportunity to be the first player at his position to come off the board.
However, reports surfaced that he was facing rape allegations just a few days before the draft, which led to questions as to whether he would even be drafted. The Raiders explained that had done extensive work on the matter and believe Conley to be innocent.
According to OverTheCap.com, Conley will receive a four-year contract worth $10,467,662, which includes a signing bonus of $5,752,844. The contract also has a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2020.
During his college career at Ohio State, Conley recorded 91 tackles, a half sack, six interceptions, and 15 pass defenses over the course of 35 games.
We’ll have more regarding Conley and this case as the news is available.