Grand jury declines rape charges against former Ohio State player Conley
CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland has decided not to charge Oakland Raiders rookie Gareon Conley with any crimes after a rape investigation.
Spokesman Ryan Miday of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Monday that the grand jury declined all possible charges for Conley after being presented the facts and circumstances surrounding the sexual assault allegations.
Conley is a defensive back who starred at Ohio State. He was accused by a 23-year-old woman of sexually assaulting her in a Cleveland hotel room April 9. Conley's attorney says the sex was consensual. Conley has cooperated with the investigation and said he passed a polygraph test.
Conley signed a four-year contract with the Raiders on Friday and was at training camp Monday.
Raiders owner Mark Davis says he trusts the research his staff did before the 22-year-old player was drafted with the 24th overall pick.