Georgia Suspends Adam Anderson after Rape Allegation
Georgia has indefinitely suspended linebacker Adam Anderson, who has been accused of raping a woman, multiple sources reported on Thursday.
Anderson, a senior from Rome, Georgia, has not been arrested and denied the allegation through his attorney.
According to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department incident report, a 21-year-old woman told police that she went to a house in Athens, Georgia, between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Friday. After having drinks, the woman said, she woke up while Anderson was raping her.
She reported it to police later that day. Anderson played in Georgia's 34-7 victory over Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.
"The investigation is still ongoing," Athens-Clarke County Police lieutenant Shaun Barnett commented. "No arrest or final determination, either way, has been made."
Anderson's attorney, Steve Sadow, Released a statement Thursday that the allegation is "unfounded and unsupported" and that the woman has "apparently made inconsistent claims."
"In the interest of justice and fairness, Adam hopes and prays the UGA community and the public keep an open mind and not prejudge him based on inconsistent, unsubstantiated and baseless accusations," Sadow said.
Anderson leads the Bulldogs with five sacks, and is second on the team with 5½ tackles for loss to go with 32 tackles and 14 quarterback hurries.
Coach Kirby Smart Made a the following Statement Below:
"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."