Georgia suspends Adam Anderson after rape allegation, per report
ESPN is reporting that Georgia has suspended linebacker, Adam Anderson, after a rape allegation was reported against him.
According to a report released by the Athens-Clarke County police department, a 21-year-old woman went to a house early Friday morning after midnight and woke up with Anderson on her having intercourse. She said the sex was not consensual when she reported the incident to police Friday afternoon.
“The investigation is still ongoing,” said Athens-Clarke County Police lieutenant Shaun Barnett to ESPN. “No arrest or final determination, either way, has been made.”
But apparently head coach Kirby Smart has made the decision at least for now that Anderson is not playing until this situation is cleared up.
Anderson leads the Bulldogs with 5.5 sacks and 32 tackles. He is also projected to go high in next year’s NFL Draft.
An updated version of the article contained a statement from Smart:
“We are aware of the report, and we don’t comment on law enforcement matters, but I’ve been clear about the high standards we have for our student-athletes on and off the field. I will be working closely with our administration to ensure we cooperate fully with all law enforcement and campus protocols.”