Oklahoma Sooners: Rodney Anderson accused of rape in protective order

Posted December 06, 2017

Documents show that someone has filed a protective order against starting Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson. A hearing is scheduled to take place in regards to the petition on December 18 in front of Special District Judge Jequita H. Napoli.

She claims she met Anderson at a bar November 16 and later went home with him. The two went to a second bar, but she says she meant to return home from there until Anderson's friends "insisted" otherwise. While she had meant to take an Uber ride home, the woman, she claimed, allowed Anderson to take her home at the insistence of his friends. While discussing the events of the night with a friend weeks later, she was "recalling images and feelings of him forcing his fingers" inside her, the court filing says.

In the statement, Chance said the woman filed the protective order after she had attempted to pursue a relationship with Anderson and Anderson "declined several social invitations" from the woman.

According to The Oklahoman, the accuser, who wrote in her statement that she is "scared" for her safety because Anderson knows where she lives, is a University of Oklahoma employee.

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Anderson's attorney, Derek Chance, released a statement saying the rape accusation is untrue.

The district court judge on Monday issued an emergency protective order against the OU sophomore running back. As she attempted to leave, the woman claims Anderson followed her. The allegations are patently false. Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman.

An Oklahoma spokesman said Monday night that the school is aware of the allegation and is gathering information. Over the past seven games, he has gained 1,134 yards from scrimmage - rushing and receiving - and scored 14 touchdowns. Anderson's impressive production in OU's final four games was a big factor, however, in the Sooners' success down the stretch in the regular season. The Sooners are preparing to face Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year's Day.