Oakland Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley has been cleared of rape allegations made against him before the draft, his attorney Kevin Spellacy told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Conley’s case was brought before a grand jury where it was dismissed with no charges. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor released a statement on the decision Monday.

After a thorough investigation by the Cleveland Police Department, the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Gareon Conley were presented to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned a No Bill on all possible charges.

Conley and some friends were accused of sexual assault at a Cleveland hotel just days before the 2017 NFL Draft in April. The cornerback had denied the allegations, but given the proximity to the draft, many believed Conley would lose his first-round projection.

The Raiders surprisingly selected Conley 24th overall and claimed to be confident of his innocence. He signed his rookie contract last Friday, before being cleared of charges.

“He is vindicated. He looks forward to contributing in the National Football League,” Conley’s attorney said.

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