Jay Bromley Cleared of Wrongdoing in Alleged Attempted Rape

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2016

New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96) walks to the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. The Jaguars won 25-24.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley was cleared of any wrongdoing Friday in an alleged January rape attempt.   

Per ESPN.com's Dan Graziano, Bromley's attorney, Alex Spiro, confirmed his client has been officially cleared in the case.

On Jan. 30, Jamie Schram, Tina Moore and Larry Celona of the New York Post, citing law enforcement officials, reported Bromley had been accused of rape by a woman while the two were on a date:

The accuser suffered minor injuries when she confronted the lineman afterward outside the hotel, and he allegedly struck her with the front of his car as he drove away, law enforcement sources told The Post.

Those injuries could earn him a misdemeanor assault rap.

Less clear are the woman’s rape allegations, which multiple police sources say could wind up in a he-said, she-said stalemate.

The Post added that Bromley and his accuser spoke with investigators about the alleged rape, in which he was accused of "forcibly" grabbing her and then "began having sex with her against her will." 

In an recent interview with Nicole Johnson of PIX11 in Queens, New York, Bromley's accuser denied that she ever accused him of rape: "In this situation, I never said this kid raped me. Nowhere on the document shows that I said he raped me, which is why the cops can’t charge him with rape.”

She continued, saying, "This particular NFL player and I got into a disagreement, it got a little shaky. It wasn't anything too extreme and the cops were called."

Johnson's report stated that because police officers were told of an assault happening after a sexual encounter, it was investigated as an attempted rape. 

The 23-year-old Bromley was a third-round pick by the Giants in 2014, appearing in eight games as a rookie. He played in all 16 games for the team in 2015, making four starts and recording 36 total tackles.