Report: Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault in Cleveland

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The unnamed player facing an accusation of sexual assault in Cleveland has been named. According to TMZ, the first-round prospect is Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley.

Conley strongly denies the accusations.

Per TMZ, a police report explains that a 23-year-old woman said Conley raped her in the bathroom of a suite at the Westin Hotel in Cleveland. The police report reportedly explains that the alleged victim claims she met Conley in an elevator, and that he asked her to have a “foursome.” The alleged victim claims she declined to participate but agreed to watch as others had group sex.

In the initial report regarding the incident, which didn’t name Conley, lawyer Kevin Spellacy called the accusation “ludicrous and ridiculous,” and argued that “this young lady is an opportunist and it’s actually despicable.”

According to TMZ, two of Conley’s friends told police nothing happened between him and the woman.

Conley supposedly is willing to be interviewed after the draft. If, however, he’s not cleared by police before the draft, his stock could plummet. At least one team that was considering taking Conley in the first round has told PFT that, if this cloud remains as of Thursday night, the team won’t be able to select him.

109 responses to “Report: Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault in Cleveland

  1. “Yeah! Good for the news to withhold information until everything’s been confirmed!”

    Three hours later…

    TMZ WITH ON REPORT WITH THIS B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G NEWS BULLETIN!!!!!

  2. So during the most important time of his burgeoning career to stay out of trouble, Gareon Conley invited a stranger he met in an elevator back to his room for a foursome. What could go wrong?

  3. Sounds like a gold digging female that doesn’t want to work for her money and just wants a hand out. That being said, players need to be smarter and not put themselves in that situation. If he had 3 other ladies with him, it doesn’t seem like he would have to rape the 4th. Best of luck to him.

  4. Sorry, don’t believe her for a second. Who gets raped while watching an orgy? And why not report it immediately? Unfortunately for Gareon, this will mostl likely take a toll on what should have been the best night of his life.

  5. I swear, if I was one of these first round guys, I would lock myself up in my basement for a week leading up to the draft. Don’t go out, don’t see anyone, just sit and wait for draft day.

  6. so we meet in a elevator and I say hey baby want to have a fousome ? and you say no i will just watch…you cant make this stuff up
    sounds like penthouse letters lol

  7. Whether it is true or not, it is just dumb to be getting mixed up with strange women just before the biggest moment of your life. Now he might not even be drafted at all.

  8. she meets him in the elevator of the hotel and agrees to WATCH him have a threesome? Clearly her decision making skills are above par! All she had to do was wait a week to file the complaint and take the likely settlement to just go away.

  9. 72 hrs before the draft

    obviously he was wearing one of those huge watches that looks like they are worth $10,000

    but which are fake, don’t have an internal mechanism and thus don’t tell time

    because this 1st round caliber moron didn’t seem to know the draft was 3 days away

  10. What a dummmmmm arse, sorry about your choice you jackwagon, you just pissed away millions, how about stay out of trouble, dont do drugs, don’t engage in foresomes unless its golf until after you get paid, wow what another clown from the urban meyer factory…

  11. If agents were smarter they would rent an amazing pent house type of mansion. All of their draft eligible players would be locked inside. There would be metal detectors and anyone that came to visit would sign waivers and leave phones at the door. Whether the report is true or not, these players are too dumb to be left alone.

  12. We’d like to give you millions of dollars … all you have to do is stay out of trouble for the next 3 months. *Benny Hill theme here*

  13. stillabengalsfan says:
    Apr 25, 2017 1:53 PM
    Sorry, don’t believe her for a second. Who gets raped while watching an orgy? And why not report it immediately? Unfortunately for Gareon, this will mostl likely take a toll on what should have been the best night of his life.
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    And it isn’t even an alleged rape but an assault – a mere single grope can be an assault. I get that anyone can say no at any time and it must stop, but if a girl agreed to go to a hotel bedroom to watch an orgy she can expect one of the participants is likely going to grope her to see if she responds – if that’s the extent of the allegation then it’s ridiculous.

  14. Unless she had some kind of fetish of watching others have sex (which is possible, but very unlikely) I’m not so sure I would buy her story just yet.

  15. Amazing how the timing of this coincides with the draft a little less than 48 hours away. Here’s to Miami getting lucky two years in a row with elite prospects falling into their lap.

    If this turns out to be bogus, this accuse should be forced to offer a public apology. Smearing or potentially smearing and defaming someone especially at this juncture in their career could have a significant financial impact on them. But she just wanted to watch-Riiiiiigggghhhhhttttttttttt

  16. Ya, okay………just like the women who agree to go to a guy’s hotel room that she just met that night but didn’t plan on doing anything. Give me a break.

  17. murraysons says:
    I swear, if I was one of these first round guys, I would lock myself up in my basement for a week leading up to the draft. Don’t go out, don’t see anyone, just sit and wait for draft day.
    —-
    I wholeheartedly agree, although if it were me it would be two months and not just a week.
    Due to the timing and Dear Penthouse-like circumstances of the story I’m not sure I believe this girl. But even if there was no rape whatsoever, if any of the rest of this story is true you have to question Mr. Conley’s decision-making skills.

  18. Here’s a random thought. How about we don’t drag the draft out until late April so Roger and the NFL can profit from the media attention. All that down time contemplating about to becoming a millionaire can’t be healthy for these kids. No, not making excuses for anyone, but the Major League Baseball Summer draft is actually held DURING the College World Series, the season isn’t even over. The last College Football game was months ago. It’s just greed to drag it out to keep the NFL in the media limelight. No wonder some of these kids lose it and make bad choices.

  19. It seems like every year there’s a prospect with a first round grade that ends up sliding withib a week or so of the draft because he puts himself in a bad situation. How hard is it to keep a low profile and keep your nose clean until the draft process is over?

  20. One of the Wonderlic questions is: “Should you invite strangers to orgies in your hotel days before you get drafted to sign a multi-million dollar contract?”

    TMZ reporting Gareon Conley got this question wrong

  21. vtsquirm says:

    Almost same thing as Lael Collins

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    Not quite. There was a murder involved the the Collins situation.

  22. This is nothing at all like La’el Collins? Collins had an ex girlfriend (not a total stranger) who ended up murdered.

    How is this even remotely like that situation?

  23. Here’s a random thought. How about we don’t drag the draft out until late April so Roger and the NFL can profit from the media attention. All that down time contemplating about to becoming a millionaire can’t be healthy for these kids. No, not making excuses for anyone, but the Major League Baseball Summer draft is actually held DURING the College World Series, the season isn’t even over. The last College Football game was months ago. It’s just greed to drag it out to keep the NFL in the media limelight. No wonder some of these kids lose it and make bad choices.

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    I agree that the NFL drags the draft out for money and publicity.

    However, what are these players going to do after the draft? There would be just as much down time to get in trouble.

    Also, suggesting that an employer needs to schedule things differently to keep their workers from getting arrested or into negative situations… I don’t know. It doesn’t put any accountability or responsibility on the players themselves.

  24. This is an intersting twist on the random rape accusation. From being offered to watch an orgy (an invitation that you accepted) to getting raped in a public bathroom. Oh boy.

  25. There may be something to be said for legitimate news outlet not repeating and thus legitimizing reports from TMZ.

    The more I watch the NFL Draft–and the players who make up this league–the more I feel I need a shower. Yuck.

  26. Why would a team want any guy that’s propositioning women they meet in an elevator to have a “foursome”, just before the Draft? Talk about TERRIBLE judgement. regardless of whether rape occurred or not, this kid has bad judgement…not deserving of a 3 round pick.

  27. The Patriots are now looking to trade in to the 1st round to select Conley. Their resident criminal is no longer…..with the team.

  28. Is it really that hard to stay out of compromising situations? This close to the draft, lock yourself up if you have to. Even if it didn’t happen, it’s a stain, and the people who your future depends on remember it.

  29. “Ludicrous and ridiculous”. Gareon’s first mistake was hiring Jackie Chiles to be his attorney.

  30. Something you skipped…..

    We spoke with police who tell us the results from the rape kit are not in at this point. The sex crimes unit is now on the case.

    Good luck if the rape kit comes back with his DNA.

  31. The “Conley strongly denies the accusations” line reminds me of the “strenuous objection” from A Few Good Men.

  32. lightningbuggs says:
    Apr 25, 2017 2:58 PM

    “Ludicrous and ridiculous”. Gareon’s first mistake was hiring Jackie Chiles to be his attorney.

    That’s what I was thinking also….

  33. Sounds like a rocket scientist, this girl. “How dare you?! Can I watch?” And if you are looking for a payout, keep your mouth shut until AFTER the draft so he will actually have some money to pay you off.

  34. “If this turns out to be bogus, this accuse should be forced to offer a public apology. Smearing or potentially smearing and defaming someone especially at this juncture in their career could have a significant financial impact on them. ”

    Actually if false she should be arrested for fraud and making a false police report.

  35. Uh Oh should have stayed home. There are all sorts out there looking to be famous (notorious) and/ or paid.

  36. Some people are just dumb. Race, gender, and nationality have nothing to do with it. There are stupid people in all walks of life and this kid just identified himself as one of them, whether he’s guilty or not.

  37. Someone is guilty. Either Conley for sexual assault or the girl for a false police report. BOTH should be treated as a serious crime with prison time.

  38. On one hand, the woman’s story is hardly believable. She agreed to watch? That’s pretty stupid. Why put yourself in that position if you’re not interested? However, on the other hand Conley is even dumber. You are about to become a very wealthy professional athlete, and you proposition someone in an elevator? What in the world do these fools think about? Based on his stupidity alone I would drop him to a third round grade, at best.

  39. harrisonhits2 says:
    Apr 25, 2017 3:28 PM

    “If this turns out to be bogus, this accuse should be forced to offer a public apology. Smearing or potentially smearing and defaming someone especially at this juncture in their career could have a significant financial impact on them. ”

    Actually if false she should be arrested for fraud and making a false police report.

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    And Conley should sue for lost income due to false allegations.

  40. Regardless of the rape charge !!
    What GM and Coaching Staff wants a character that likes to have 4 somes on their team ???
    These teams spend millions on security staffs and background checks just so they don’t make character mistakes.
    Dude just lost million$$$$$$$$.

  41. So did she go to the hospital to get a sexual assault test? It shouldn’t be too hard to prove it that way. If she didn’t then did it really happen? Maybe he’s an idiot but this sounds like it could be a case of someone making a money grab.

  42. I feel terrible for the player but asking for foursomes after meeting someone in the elevator is a huge character red flag too me, regardless of what else occurred. There’s a supposed victim here as well, so let’s not discount the possibility that this guy did this too.

  43. According to the AP report…

    She’s not talking to the police. Three people deny her story–two male, one female. Two of those three people didn’t know Conley. It is claimed she was angry they asked her to leave.

    Sounds like a shakedown to me.

  44. People saying he has bad decision making are being dumb. He may indeed have bad decision making skills but this isn’t indicative of that.

    The chicks story definitely seems fishy,”just want to watch” yeah, okay.

    The dude had an opportunity to have a threesome, almost a foursome. There is nothing wrong with that.

    What consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business and there is nothing wrong with multiple people being involved. That there was an opportunist involved doesn’t change that.

    Everyone calling him an idiot are probably just jealous they never got two (or more) chicks at the same time.

    If I were about to be drafted and become worth millions of dollars, you’re damn right I’d set that up.

    If he is innocent of what she accuses him of, then he did nothing wrong by being involved in an orgy.

    Some prudish ass people in these comments.

  45. The women agreed to watch the others have sex, and she entered a hotel room with a stranger. Ok. I vote innocent. If I’m on the jury, he’s walking every time. This kind of story actually hurts the women who do get raped, because nobody believes their stories because of stuff like this. Real rape should be life in prison with no chance of parole.

  46. This raises the question that one, can the woman count to four? Did they find another woman able to complete this foursome so easily? The story his buddies are saying is that she was just upset for being kicked out of the room. I know group sex isn’t illegal but apparently the story of her being there is true in some way. And, just as hitting on women in an elevator in this manner isn’t illegal, watching people have group sex isn’t consent either.

  47. Just think about this for a minute, this is a college senior, presumably unemployed at the time, paying +$400 a night for a room at the Westin. Then, let’s take a closer look at the two other girls in the elevator with him, what are their professions? (as if we don’t know) Ok, add those two together and ask yourself, “Who has that kinda cash for that?” He might have the cash next week but his decision making skills suggest he’ll have a lot less than he thought a couple of days ago.

  48. eldoradogeorge says:
    (assuming the girl is lying . . . ) Conley should sue for lost income due to false allegations.

    To quote Rocky Balboa in Rocky V: “Sue me for what?”
    This girl is a private citizen and was likely there on her own time and dime, so there’s probably no insurance company with deep pockets to go after.
    Unless there are extenuating circumstances we haven’t heard, the hotel probably isn’t liable.
    Her story is sketchy, but it doesn’t sound as though she’s the sharpest knife in the drawer and therefore probably doesn’t have a large income or deep pockets herself.
    Poster harrisonhits2 is correct: If she
    is lying she needs to be arrested for fraud and filing a false police report. Beyond that, once again, sue her for what?

  49. patsfan1820 says:
    Apr 25, 2017 2:12 PM
    Unless she had some kind of fetish of watching others have sex (which is possible, but very unlikely)
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    Not as unlikely as you think. Trust me on this.

  50. The week of the draft is when everyone who any potential draftee ever angered comes out the woodwork to try and screw them over.

    Woman makes an accusation that says there should be a ton witnesses to back her up. All witnesses asked have no clue what she’s talking about and this happens to come out the week of the draft.

    The saddest part is half the people doing this are usually people the accused trusted.

  51. iandemartino says:
    The dude had an opportunity to have a threesome, almost a foursome. There is nothing wrong with that.
    What consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business and there is nothing wrong with multiple people being involved.
    If I were about to be drafted and become worth millions of dollars, you’re damn right I’d set that up. If he is innocent of what she accuses him of, then he did nothing wrong by being involved in an orgy.
    Some prudish ass people in these comments.

    Wow, you couldn’t have missed the point by any more if you tried.
    Nobody is making a moral judgement on what he does behind closed doors, and you’re probably right that a lot of people here would like to do the same.
    But in this day and age, when you’re that high profile and are about to be drafted and become a millionaire, if you engage in that kind of behavior in a public hotel — with at least one stranger you don’t know — then you’re setting yourself up as a target.
    THAT is why some of us are questioning his judgement.

  52. If she was a gold digger just looking for a payday why wouldn’t she wait until after the draft? By making a claim before the draft she ensures that at the very least he will make less than he was going to as a first rounder, if he makes anything at all. If you are looking for free money, that’s kind of shooting yourself in the foot.

  53. “The Patriots are now looking to trade in to the 1st round to select Conley. Their resident criminal is no longer…..with the team.”

    And there’s the most stupid thing I’ve read all day.

    SMH

  54. Who rapes someone during a 3some?
    Wouldn’t there be 2 more witnesses which would basically tear this to shreds immediately if it were false?

    Horrible if true. Also horrible how much someone can screw over a person just before the draft by making an accusation like this.

  55. Sounds like a room (or building) full of stupid people.
    Everyone deserves everything they get (including the VD’s)

  56. Just so everyone know the difference between an allegation and an accusation is proof? When you use the work accusation usually there is proof of the incident happening. Why do these kids continue to throw their lives away on bad decisions IDK, what I do know is this kid will be lucky to get drafted i.e La’ell Collins.

  57. Even if it wasn’t rape, which I am inclined to believe it wasn’t, I wouldn’t draft this kid. He is engaging in behaviors that are dangerous. And right before the biggest time in his life. Just wait till this kid gets actual money. He will fall apart.

  58. Even if he didn’t do what she accuses, he is a very, very smart young man to have a big orgy with strangers right before his big moment to get a job.

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