Adam Anderson: Georgia LB under investigation after rape allegation


Georgian linebacker Adam Anderson is under investigation for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman, according to a spokesperson for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

According to the police report, the incident took place between midnight and 7 a.m. on October 29. That day, the Bulldogs were preparing to leave Athens for Jacksonville, Fla., To face the Gators. Anderson has not been arrested.

According to the report, according to DawgNation, the woman said “she went to a residence after having had a few drinks and woke up to the suspect entering her while she was lying (in) her bed. She said it was not consensual and that she was able to leave. “

Lt. Shaun Bennett of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department told DawgNation that a full investigation would be carried out on Thursday evening. Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart released a statement regarding Anderson’s situation.

“We are aware of the report and we do not comment on law enforcement issues, but I have been clear about the high standards we have for our student-athletes on and off the field,” said Smart. . “I will work closely with our administration to ensure that we are fully cooperating with all law enforcement and campus protocols.”

Steve Sadow, Anderson’s attorney, refuted the allegation in a statement.

“Adam denies in the strongest possible terms the unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct,” Sadow said. “He was made aware of the allegations made to the police and to UGA Equal Opportunity (EOO), and learned that the complaint has already apparently made inconsistent claims that she was ‘unconscious’ while driving at EOO of sleep by driving to the police.

“In the interests of justice and fairness, Adam [Anderson] hope and urge the UGA community and the public to keep an open mind and not to prejudge it on the basis of inconsistent, unfounded and unfounded accusations. “

Anderson has been suspended indefinitely, according to ESPN. He played against the Gators last Saturday. Smart previously told reporters that Anderson suffered a UCL sprained finger, which required him to wear a cast on his hand.

Anderson leads Georgia with five sacks and has 32 tackles and 14 quarterback runs.

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