Grand jury decides not to charge Gareon Conley in alleged rape

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 16:59:29-04

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has decided not to indict a former Ohio State University football player who was accused of rape earlier this year. 

Gareon Conley, a former cornerback at Ohio State who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders days after the allegations came to light, was accused of raping a woman at the Westin Hotel on St. Clair Avenue on April 9.

Police gathered information from Conley’s accuser — a 23-year-old woman — at the hotel the morning of the alleged rape.

In a statement, Conley called the allegations "completely false."

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office issued this statement Monday afternoon: 

After a thorough investigation by the Cleveland Police Department, the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Gareon Conley were presented to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury returned a No Bill on all possible charges.