The agent for Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley issued a statement in which his client strongly denies recent allegations of rape.

Conley is accused of raping a woman in a Cleveland hotel on the night of April 8. He has not been charged with a crime.

In the statement, Conley calls the allegations “completely false” and asserts that eyewitnesses and video evidence support his innocence.

Conley was expected to be a first-round pick before news of the accusation emerged. As it’s unlikely he’ll be fully exonerated before the draft, it’s possible he won’t be selected.

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