Court documents show protective order filed against OU running back due to alleged rape

OU running back Rodney Anderson. (KOKH/Anthony West)

Newly released court documents show that a protective order was filed against an OU running back due to an alleged rape.

Cleveland County court records show that on Dec. 4 a victim's protective order was filed against OU sophomore running back Rodney Anderson. Those documents, released Tuesday, show that the order was filed due to an alleged rape. The woman states she was out drinking Nov. 16 when she met Anderson and the two went to a second bar. The woman says she was then planning on ordering an Uber and going home alone when Rodney's friends insisted that Anderson take her home.

The woman states that all she intially remembered after Anderson took her home is that he was kissing her and she was vomiting.

The woman states that on the weekend of Dec. 2 she was talking with a friend about the incident and says she began remembering Anderson forcing himself on her, biting her and sexually assaulting her with his fingers. The woman states that she felt like she couldn't say anything to stop the incident.

At one point she says she got up and attempted to put her clothes on but was followed by Anderson. She then states she is scared for her safety because the incident occurred at her apartment.

Derek Chance, an attorney for Anderson, released the following statement on the allegations:

"Mr. Anderson first learned of (the woman's) request for a civil protective order late yesterday evening. Mr. Anderson is shocked and disturbed by (the woman's) claims. The allegations are patently false. Mr. Anderson did not, nor would he ever, force himself on any woman.

There are undoubtedly true victims of sexual assault, for whom Mr. Anderson carries a tremendous amount of compassion. However, there are those accused of sexual assault which they unequivocally did not commit- as is the case for Mr. Anderson. It is incumbent on our community to reserve judgment and to treat this allegation on its own merit. We are confident that when authorities have all of the information surrounding this circumstance, Mr. Anderson will be completely exonerated of any wrongdoing, and he looks forward to the conclusion of this investigation so he can focus on his obligations as a student-athlete."

Anderson himself also released a statement via Twitter and Instagram Tuesday.

"In my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd have to set up a Twitter account to defend myself. In the most possible straightforward and honest manner, I did not do this." Anderson stated.

A police report filed Dec. 4 with the Norman Police Department shows that the incident is under investigation. The report states that after consensual kissing contact the woman remembers waking up without clothing.

The allegations come nearly three weeks after the night in question. This has many asking why now?

Yes All Daughters founder Stacey Wright says this kind of delay is common.

She encourages people to take into account the victim's motive.

"Victims have nothing to gain by coming forward with these kinds of allegations," Wright told FOX 25. "In fact, I'm sure she's going to be up against all kinds of criticism from the community and from football fans."

University of Oklahoma Press Secretary Matt Epting is still looking into the allegations.

"The university is aware of the situation and is following our protocols in coordinating with the Norman Police Department, which is currently handling the inquiry. The university takes seriously all allegations of misconduct and is continuing to collect information in this matter." Epting said in a statement.

Anderson is next scheduled to be in court on Dec. 18.

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