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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Rodney Anderson will not face criminal charges

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The Oklahoma running back was facing a rape accusation, but the Cleveland County DA announced Thursday that Anderson will not be charged.

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According to Cleveland Country District Attorney Greg Mashburn, Oklahoma Sooners running back Rodney Anderson will not face charges over a rape accusation. Mashburn cited issues with the account of the accuser during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

The redshirt sophomore, Anderson leads Oklahoma with 960 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 285 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2017.

A police investigation began on Dec. 4 following an accusation of rape from a former OU student; a protective order was filed the same day. Anderson and his attorney denied the accusation. Following Thursday’s decision, Anderson’s attorney released the following statement.