Protective order filed against OU running back Rodney Anderson

Robyn Ryan
December 6, 2017

An emergency protective order filed against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson accuses him of rape, according to a Cleveland County court petition obtained Tuesday morning by the Tulsa World. "Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman".

The University of Oklahoma sent Fox 23 News the following statement: "We are aware [of the filing] and are gathering information".

She claims she met Anderson at a bar November 16 and later went home with him. The alleged victim said she tried to get away from Anderson so she could get dressed, but he followed her and asked what she was doing.

Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson (24) evades pressure from TCU defensive end Mat Boesen (9) in the second half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

"Mr. Anderson first learned of (the) request for a civil protective order late yesterday evening", the statement reads.

Anderson's attorney has responded to the allegations saying they are "patently false". There are undoubtedly true victims of sexual assault, for whom Mr. Anderson carries a tremendous amount of compassion. "It is incumbent on our community to reserve judgement and to treat this allegation on its own merit".

A hearing regarding the protective order is scheduled for December 18 at 10 a.m.in Cleveland County.

Chance also said that the woman was trying to pursue a relationship with Anderson after November 16 and filed the protective order only after he rebuffed her. He also caught 16 passes for 283 yards and five touchdowns and was extremely potent during the final six weeks of the regular season, gaining 1,041 yards from scrimmage and scoring 14 touchdowns. This season, Anderson assumed the spot in the Sooners' backfield previously held by Joe Mixon, who was suspended for the entire 2014 season after he punched a woman at a Norman restaurant.

No. 2 OU plays No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl on January 1 for the College Football Playoff semifinal game.

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