The lawyer for former Ohio State defensive back Gareon Conley tells the NFL Network's Ian Rappoport that his client had a 'consensual sexual event' with the woman who is accusing him of sexual assault.
According the police report, the alleged incident occurred at Cleveland's Westin Hotel on April 9. A 23-year-old woman told officers she met Conley in the elevator of the downtown hotel and he brought her back to his hotel room. She alleges that after she declined an offer of group sex with Conley and two friends, Conley had sex with her then kicked her out of the room.
Conley has not been arrested nor have charges been filed against him as Cleveland Police investigate the allegations.
Conley's attorney Kevin Spellacy told Rappoport that his client, who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, met with Cleveland Police on Monday and provided a DNA sample along with a voluntary statement. Spellacy believes it will be 6-8 weeks before Conley’s legal situation is resolved as prosecutors review the case.
#Raiders CB Gareon Conley met with Cleveland police today, gave a DNA sample & provided a voluntary statement, lawyer Kevin Spellacy told me— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2017
Lawyer Kevin Spellacy told me it’ll be 6-8 weeks before Gareon Conley’s legal situation is resolved. It’ll be reviewed by county prosecutor.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2017
Spellacy informed Rappoport that Conley and his accuser had a “consensual” sexual event that night. “Her version is not accurate," was Spellacy's direct quote via Twitter. This would appear to conflict with the police report in which Conley's friends said he 'never touched her' and nothing sexually happened between the accuser and Conley.
#Raiders CB Gareon Conley’s lawyer tells me Conley & his accuser had a “consensual” sexual event that night. “Her version is not accurate”— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2017
Here is the police report that was filed on the case: