No charges for OU's Rodney Anderson, former Katy High School football star, after rape allegations

By CLIFF BRUNT and TIM TALLEY, Associated Press
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Running back Rodney Anderson #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners cuts inside against the UTEP Miners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated UTEP 56-7.

OKLAHOMA CITY - An attorney for Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson says a prosecutor's decision not to charge his client after a sexual assault allegation shows the Sooners standout is innocent.

The statement Thursday from attorney Derek Chance followed the decision not to charge by Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

Lawyer Derek Chance said Anderson and his family are looking forward to putting the matter behind them.

The accusation stemmed from a petition for a protective order in which a woman says Anderson assaulted her in her apartment and that she fears for her safety.

Anderson has been one of Oklahoma's breakout stars this year after season-ending injuries the past two. He leads the Sooners with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns and has 283 yards and five touchdowns receiving.

Oklahoma plays Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl.

"The university takes seriously all allegations of misconduct and is continuing to collect information in this matter," the school said in a statement earlier this month.

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