Gareon Conley Accused of Rape in Cleveland Police Report

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2017

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31:  Cornerback Gareon Conley #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 31-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Cornerback Gareon Conley, a top prospect in this year's NFL draft, has been accused of rape. 

Per TMZ Sports, Conley was named in a police report filed in Cleveland when a 23-year-old female accused him of raping her in a hotel bathroom April 9.

Conley's attorney, Kevin Spellacy, told Dan DeRoos of Cleveland 19 News the accusations made against his client are "ludicrous and ridiculous." 

Conley also appeared to address the allegations in response to former teammate Marshon Lattimore's comment on Twitter:

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Conley is scheduled to speak with police May 1.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network cited a source who said Conley has decided not to attend the draft in Philadelphia.

Conley played three seasons at Ohio State. He is projected to be drafted No. 12 to the Cleveland Browns by B/R's Matt Miller

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk later reported that "at least one team" that was considering Conley in the first round has said that "if this cloud remains as of Thursday night, the team won’t be able to select him."