Georgia LB Adam Anderson officially charged with rape by Athens, Ga. police, per report
After an investigation was opened by Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) police after an alleged rape incident involving Adam Anderson, authorities on Wednesday formally charged the Georgia senior linebacker with a felony, The Athletic’s Seth Emerson and Athens Banner-Herald Marc Weiszer reported.
Anderson’s lawyer stated Wednesday night that Anderson “voluntarily” turned himself in to police. Anderson has denied any wrongdoing since the initial allegations were announced.
“(He) is innocent of the charge brought against him and intends to vigorously defend himself in court,” Anderson’s lawyer said, according to Emerson.
On Oct. 29, a 21-year-old woman went to police and alleged that she had been raped by Anderson in the early morning hours of that day. On. Nov. 5, the University of Georgia announced that Anderson was suspended while the investigation took place.
Anderson played against Florida on Oct. 30 in Jacksonville prior to his suspension, but the football program, through a spokesman, stated that it and Kirby Smart hadn’t been made aware of the investigation until Monday, Nov. 1.