UPDATE (Friday Afternoon): According to Nolan Clay of The Oklahoman, Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson has passed a polygraph test.
UPDATE (Wednesday Afternoon): According to Brooke Pryor of The Oklahoman, a criminal charge for Anderson is considered “unlikely” due to evidence.
“Anderson, 21, has not been arrested and a criminal charge is considered unlikely under the circumstances. Among the evidence in Anderson's favor are text messages sent to him by the woman since Nov. 16, sources told The Oklahoman.”
UPDATE (Tuesday afternoon): Rodney Anderson took to Twitter for the first time since the allegations made against him to defend himself. The validity of the Twitter account was initially questioned, but the tweet was shared by Anderson on his Instagram account and retweeted by his mother.
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.@espn— Rodney Anderson (@24RAnderson) December 5, 2017
UPDATE (9:41 AM): Anderson and his attorney have released a statement denying the accusations.
UPDATE (8:30 AM): According to Brooke Pryor of The Oklahoman, Rodney Anderson has been accused of rape.
Emergency protective order filed against OU running back Rodney Anderson. In filings, petitioner lists her relationship to Anderson as a victim of rape.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 5, 2017
Talked to Norman detective Ron Collett who confirmed there was a police report filed yesterday in Anderson’s case. There is an ongoing investigation, but no charges have been filed against Anderson.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 5, 2017
Talked with an OU official who is aware of Rodney Anderson’s situation. He says they are gathering more information.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 5, 2017
The OU running back has a protective order filed against him in Cleveland County.
I just reported that #News9 has learned a Victim's Protective Order was filed in Cleveland County court today by a young lady, against OU star RB Rodney Anderson. The specific allegation has not been released. An OU official tells me they "are aware & looking into." @OU_Football— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) December 5, 2017
Anderson has rushed for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 285 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2017.
According to the records, Anderson is scheduled for a Dec. 18 court hearing. We’ll update the story as new information comes to light.