The grand jury “returned a no bill on all possible charges,” the Cuyahoga County prosecutor said Monday in a statement.
“He had faith in the system,” Kevin Spellacy, Conley’s attorney, told NFL Network. “He is vindicated. He looks forward to contributing in the National Football League.”
A woman accused Conley of raping her April 9 at a hotel in downtown Cleveland. Conley met with police in May and provided a statement and DNA sample. The NFL Network reported that Conley told police he had consensual sex with the woman and denied assaulting her.
Conley was a starting cornerback at Ohio State for two years and captain of the team last season. News of the accusation against him broke two days before this year’s NFL draft, and Conley’s stock slipped. A projected top-10 pick, he fell to the Raiders at No. 24 overall.
At the time, general manager Reggie McKenzie said the Raiders had done their “due diligence” on Conley and believed in his innocence.
“This smile tell you anything?” McKenzie said Monday. “I’m excited for Gareon. It’s tough on a young man like that, going through this, and I’m excited for Gareon and the Raiders for the process to work … now we can move forward.
“I’m sure he’s excited about this … what can you say for a young man like that to have to deal with this? I’m sure he’s doing really well right now.”
Conley signed his rookie contract Friday and was placed on the team’s physically unable to perform list Saturday. He missed the final two days of minicamp in June.
McKenzie said Monday that…
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