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Gareon Conley: Police meeting “another way to prove my innocence”

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Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley met with police in Cleveland last Monday and provided a DNA sample in response to a sexual assault allegation that surfaced publicly just before the draft.

Conley’s attorney said last week that a “consensual sexual event” took place between his client and his accuser and that it’s expected to take 6-8 weeks for authorities to wrap up their investigation. Conley said on Friday that he thought it was a good meeting, but that he doesn’t know when there will be any resolution.

“There’s not more to say about that,” Conley said, via ESPN.com. “We’ll just find out what happens after this. It’s another way to prove my innocence.”

Conley went through his first practices with the Raiders at their rookie minicamp and said it was a “stress reliever” to be back on a football field. His trip to Cleveland will likely determine how much more he’ll need his job to be an outlet for that stress.

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57 Responses to “Gareon Conley: Police meeting “another way to prove my innocence””
  1. "All Eyez On Me" in theaters june 16 2017 says: May 7, 2017 7:56 AM

    I believe this kid is innocent he doing everything police and teams has ask of him so far without hesitating!!!

  2. getout1 says: May 7, 2017 8:04 AM

    I thought he said “nothing” happened between this person?

  3. weepingjebus says: May 7, 2017 8:04 AM

    Not sure why they issued him a helmet since there doesn’t seem to be much worth protecting up there.

  4. ihavepriors says: May 7, 2017 8:07 AM

    Funny how when this came out, “absolutely nothing happened!” Then, after the rape kit it was “oh wait, yeah, something did happen but it was consensual.” Get your story straight, kid. And don’t go looking for love in an elevator with some random shake down chick at 3 am. That is, ummmmm, pretty dumb!

  5. NFLexpert says: May 7, 2017 8:16 AM

    Some “Stress Relievers” are better than others…

  6. pastoraider says: May 7, 2017 8:36 AM

    NFL draft diamonds did investigating report and has all the details. Better than he said she said reporting.

  7. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 7, 2017 8:47 AM

    Society now has me conditioned to believe the athlete/celebrity being accused over the accuser, who more often that not is just some gold-digging loser.

  8. thetooloftools says: May 7, 2017 9:14 AM

    What was he thinking? This is the exact situation players are warned about. If was found to be consensual, she should serve some time for falsely accusing him.
    one invited you back to their hotel room, always expect their will be sex involved, otherwise say “no thanks”.

  9. therealraider says: May 7, 2017 9:39 AM

    When asked if he could play inside or outside, he said “I can do both, outside is typically man technique, inside its all about obtaining leverage, inside leverage, outside leverage, depending on what the defense is asking of you, understanding what you are supposed to do is the key to playing both”

    This is a rookie?

  10. ricko1112 says: May 7, 2017 9:41 AM

    This guy has a different story every day!

  11. 700levelvet says: May 7, 2017 10:17 AM

    As millions of dollars circle the drain…

  12. harrisonhits2 says: May 7, 2017 10:36 AM

    “This is a rookie?”

    Wow he knows basic facts about the skill involved in playing his position. Shockingly wonderful.

    What does football knowledge have to do with the criminal investigation? Because whatever he did in this incident it was certainly a rookie mistake.

  13. theimmaculatedeception says: May 7, 2017 10:38 AM

    Because Oakland Raiders always get the benefit of the doubt!

  14. loudpackmatt says: May 7, 2017 10:58 AM

    if they find him innocent can we please:
    1. charge the girl for false accusation
    2. let Conley play for the raiders and not have that question jammed down his throat by a reporter every time he makes a play on the field if the guys innocent I don’t want to hear a reporter ask him about it ever again! I know he’s a good kid

  15. tdshouldbeinthehall says: May 7, 2017 11:04 AM

    therealraider says:
    May 7, 2017 9:39 AM
    When asked if he could play inside or outside, he said “I can do both, outside is typically man technique, inside its all about obtaining leverage, inside leverage, outside leverage, depending on what the defense is asking of you, understanding what you are supposed to do is the key to playing both”

    This is a rookie?
    ———-
    Good lord, only a raider fan would be impressed by common football knowledge.

  16. streetyson says: May 7, 2017 11:11 AM

    Well, he’s using the shifting Clintonesque “Lewinsky” defense, whilst she’s claiming she agreed to go to an orgy with a guy she only just met in a hotel elevator at 3am, but somehow only to watch – I don’t believe either of them. It’s more likely she went willingly to the orgy but had a change of heart during events and maybe her co-participants were too slow/reluctant/high to respond quickly with the sort of genteel good grace that is probably often absent in drunken orgies with complete strangers at 3am.

  17. tangotwo22 says: May 7, 2017 11:14 AM

    If I am an NFL prospect, I should be counseled immediately upon stepping on a college campus that I need to conduct myself as a choir boy until I get drafted. The chance to earn big money is basically 32 picks in the draft. If you fall you spend years trying to make up for lost income. In most cases it’s impossible. You get one chance…In this case the Raiders bailed him out, rolled the dice so to speak. We will see how this pans out but I am sure the Raiders haven’t inked him to a contract yet.

  18. joetoronto says: May 7, 2017 11:15 AM

    Could it be that by saying “nothing happened”, he meant nothing illegal?

  19. maust1013 says: May 7, 2017 11:23 AM

    loudpackmatt says:
    May 7, 2017 10:58 AM

    I know he’s a good kid
    =========================

    So do his boys that gave ‘he dindu nuffin’ statements that are now resting not so comfortably under the bus. The point being we don’t know anything other than he lied when he said their statements were accurate.

  20. ratbastardshanahandjob says: May 7, 2017 11:27 AM

    As the TMZ video proves these are bogus charges. I hope she gets charged and he’s files a big lawsuit against her….

  21. therealraider says: May 7, 2017 11:35 AM

    therealraider says:
    May 7, 2017 9:39 AM
    When asked if he could play inside or outside, he said “I can do both, outside is typically man technique, inside its all about obtaining leverage, inside leverage, outside leverage, depending on what the defense is asking of you, understanding what you are supposed to do is the key to playing both”
    This is a rookie?
    ———-
    Good lord, only a raider fan would be impressed by common football knowledge.

    ——-

    Of course its common football knowledge. You would be surprised how many of kids coming out of college lack common football knowledge.

  22. mazenblue says: May 7, 2017 11:40 AM

    Hillary Clinton has faith in the lie detector test…..We all know he passed it when asked the big question. Then the rape kit test provided a different account of what happened. Anyone that supports this kind of guy is a sick sick person. Rape is far worse than a punch. Neither should be acceptable by any man. Well, real men dont accept ether so there you have girly men, vote me down, your feelings are at stake here

  23. bannedfromchoirpractice says: May 7, 2017 11:45 AM

    What is the DNA test supposed to prove? I didn’t know there is a difference between rape DNA and consensual sex DNA.

  24. whatjusthapped says: May 7, 2017 11:50 AM

    Here is my best guess as to what happened;

    If you are a young woman meeting somebody in the elevator for the first time at 3 AM in a high priced hotel, it doesn’t take a genius to guess why she was at this particular hotel.

    So she readily accepts an invitation up to his room, most likely because he agreed to the price negotiated in the elevator.

    The conflict between the two is either in lack of services actually rendered or he negotiated for X and took an upgrade to Y without paying the premium. Either that or he went in the back door without permission.

    This is a business deal gone wrong.

  25. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: May 7, 2017 12:01 PM

    Innocent or Not …………
    Can this kid be trusted to keep out of trouble in the future.
    It’s VERY apparent he has trouble making good decisions in his personal life. Especially a few days before one of the most important days of his athletic career.

  26. stoneydog1000 says: May 7, 2017 12:06 PM

    Zamora, Conley- only a turd like joetoronto would make excuses for them.

  27. James says: May 7, 2017 12:13 PM

    You people commenting about the elevator are still sticking to that? Even after the video of her inside and outside of the bar came out? Or of her trying to grab him while he is walking with another woman? She definitely lied. Has he been honest? He did agree that his buddies stories were accurate, but who know what those stories actually were. We do not know what they actually told police. To think he is the only high profile athlete (or any celebrity) who puts himself in this position with poor judgement is naive at best. Musicians, actors, athletes get into these kind of nights constantly. Even the small time musicians I know in Austin do. This has all the looks of a money grab.

  28. radrntn says: May 7, 2017 12:32 PM

    Funny how many people don’t know the facts, and try to spin it. Conley never once stated that he did not have sex with her. All he said from the start is he did not commit a crime….the two other guys in the room are the one who stated he never touched her. At the same time if you are having sex in the bathroom, how would you possibly know what somebody else is doing in another room. The “alleged” victim or money grabber states they went into the bathroom to watch the other couple have sex, and that is where she said she was raped. All in the bathroom said nothing happened in the bathroom……Please somebody share with me where Conley has changed his story…it’s still the same there was no crime, it was consensual hook up….and the bottom line the “VIDEO’ never lies.

  29. mullman76 says: May 7, 2017 12:33 PM

    @harrisonhits: Your concern should be with your team and their championships*.

    Don’t worry about the rookie they picked up to help slow down old man brady.

    Patsies are lucky that Carr broke his leg.

    Another lucky break for the pats that lead to a championship on the back of the Raiders.

    Carry on.

    Go Raiders

  30. mullman76 says: May 7, 2017 12:38 PM

    @mazanblue: Bias, much?

    I’m sure all Michigan fans feel the same way about this ohio st. player.

    Enough of your ranting.

    Try not to ne so transparent next time.

  31. badmoonrison says: May 7, 2017 1:07 PM

    None of you know what exactly happened so stop acting like you do. It just makes you look like an idiot.

  32. chris6523 says: May 7, 2017 1:34 PM

    I am really curious to know what the value is in all of this speculation about what happened by a bunch of people that are privy only to a sliver of information.

  33. bocadiver1 says: May 7, 2017 1:36 PM

    Well said, badmoonrison, well said. The panel of “experts” we have here are absurd!

  34. heymister24 says: May 7, 2017 2:06 PM

    They had casual contact at the bar earlier and then happened to run into each other on the elevator. The “eye witnesses in the room said nuttinn’ happened and then later Conley lawyer says it was a sexual event.

  35. irimz says: May 7, 2017 2:12 PM

    Not sure who’s the biggest idiot…

    *The draft pick for putting himself in the situation in the first place.

    *Or the Raiders for making the pick of someone who makes bad decisions.

    Commitment to idiocy.

  36. mackcarrington says: May 7, 2017 2:58 PM

    If I am an NFL prospect, I should be counseled immediately upon stepping on a college campus that I need to conduct myself as a choir boy until I get drafted.
    —————–
    I guess, in principal, this would be a good idea, but who can identify an NFL prospect when he’s a senior in high school?

  37. raidercode says: May 7, 2017 2:59 PM

    Little chance Conley is even charged let alone a jury would criminally convict him. If there was clear evidence he would be faces charges already and be on bond. There is video surveillance and witnesses that contradict her story – makes it impossible to prove guilt in a trial. Certainly she’ll try suing in civil court regardless and try to squeeze a settlement out. As usual he will likely just pay it and move on with his life.

    Let this be a lesson to Gareon and other athletes to not be messing with ‘groupies’… They don’t ‘like you’ – they want your money and they’re willing to do all sorts of things to get it including ruining your life.

  38. neuf1948 says: May 7, 2017 3:26 PM

    Hope he is innocent but if I was making the 24th pick I would of drafted a different player… the team does not need all this drama.

  39. jonwill57 says: May 7, 2017 3:47 PM

    Warren Sapp says…Pay that girl…

  40. canedaddy says: May 7, 2017 3:59 PM

    The Raiders really rolled the dice on this dude… even if he doesn’t find himself in prison, this incident should have been a big red flag.

  41. nyneal says: May 7, 2017 5:10 PM

    The kid initially lied when he said “nothing happened”. So why should anyone believe him now?

  42. bensuave says: May 7, 2017 6:02 PM

    Feel bad for you guys who don’t understand.

    He said nothing happened because he did not sleep with her. He openly is providing DNA samples because he didn’t sleep with her or rape her. A “consensual sexual event” is Harvard talk for she gave him oral sex. #inandout

  43. raiderapologist says: May 7, 2017 6:35 PM

    canedaddy says:
    May 7, 2017 3:59 PM

    The Raiders really rolled the dice on this dude… even if he doesn’t find himself in prison, this incident should have been a big red flag.
    ————————-
    Raider fans know why they drafted this kid. They saw how poor that secondary looked last season.

  44. njbrian67 says: May 7, 2017 6:37 PM

    First he professes that he did nothing with the girl and it’s all lies. He also claimed he had two friends that would verify that he was never alone with her. I don’t think either party in this incident is especially innocent in any regard. But clearly he has made some misrepresentations already.

    Good luck with that Raiders

  45. thethunderofgunns says: May 7, 2017 7:34 PM

    Being a Buckeyes and Raiders fan here is what came to mind with this: Why would the police need a DNA sample if they didn’t have another DNA sample to try to match it against?

  46. officialgame says: May 7, 2017 8:25 PM

    “Another way to prove my innocence” as he was finger printed, mug shot, and taken away in handcuffs.

  47. bamboozle99 says: May 7, 2017 8:45 PM

    Once he signs his rookie contract he will have the money to pay off the accuser. If he’s guilty he will be happy to settle this matter.

  48. heymister24 says: May 7, 2017 8:50 PM

    There is bad news and good news…
    The bad news is Conley can get his next stress relief in prison.
    The good news is Conley can finish prison and Mike brown will sign him.

  49. racerx1225 says: May 7, 2017 8:54 PM

    He never said “nothing happened”, 2 people in the elevator with him did. Get it right, Nothing wrong with consensual sex and I highly doubt that a girl going to an orgy at 2 AM is innocent. Spare me. SMH

  50. davew128 says: May 7, 2017 9:02 PM

    thethunderofgunns says:
    May 7, 2017 7:34 PM
    Being a Buckeyes and Raiders fan here is what came to mind with this: Why would the police need a DNA sample if they didn’t have another DNA sample to try to match it against?
    ————————
    Might not be HIS DNA that she ended up with. He wasn’t the only guy there…

  51. thethunderofgunns says: May 7, 2017 9:08 PM

    davew128 says:
    May 7, 2017 9:02 PM
    Might not be HIS DNA that she ended up with. He wasn’t the only guy there…

    —————————–

    Of course, there must be DNA to match up against or they would not have asked. So, IOW something is up. Or, it could be cops being cops, but that isn’t as likely, there must be some “probable cause” but that doesn’t mean it is him.

  52. PFT on CTV Vancouver. says: May 8, 2017 12:21 AM

    therealraider says:
    May 7, 2017 9:39 AM

    When asked if he could play inside or outside, he said “I can do both, outside is typically man technique, inside its all about obtaining leverage, inside leverage, outside leverage, depending on what the defense is asking of you, understanding what you are supposed to do is the key to playing both”

    This is a rookie?
    ==================================
    When he stated nothing happened early in the investigation, he was talking about his outside leverage.

    Later on in the evening.. The inside leverage he was playing was consensual

  53. ihavepriors says: May 8, 2017 1:44 AM

    If this guy is incarcerated or suspended by the League, Reggie McKenzie is going to have alot of explaining to do for burning a first round draft choice on him. That would be a fireable error in judgment for the 31 other teams in the NFL, but of course the Raiders will give McKenzie a piece of ownership and a raise for being the greatest 30-50, no playoff wins, no division titles GM OF ALL TIME! SMH!

  54. canadaldavis says: May 8, 2017 5:50 AM

    She has no credibility.She claims that she was invited to a foursome at 1 am.There were no golf clubs in the elevator and there are no tee times at 1 am.What else is she lying about?

  55. wrongnessmaximus says: May 8, 2017 7:09 AM

    Wait, first he said nothing happened, his friends said nothing happened. Then he said something happened but there was consent. Which lie should be believed? He will pay her to walk away. It can come out of his first check.

  56. oneilistheone says: May 8, 2017 8:02 AM

    Post Check.

  57. theghostofaldavis says: May 8, 2017 9:37 AM

    Read the Draft Kings report – “Nothing happened”, as stated by the witnesses in the room, means nothing ILLEGAL happened. She gave him oral sex willingly – nothing to make a big deal about or involve the police. No one lied here.

    “He was never alone with her” – again, not a lie as according to the report, this occurred IN the bathroom WITH another couple (i.e. they weren’t alone). This turns it from a HE said / SHE said to a THEY said (with a whole lot of video evidence that questions her story) / SHE said situation.

    There’s plenty of trolls on here spouting off without looking at any of the details properly. The above should clear that up for you (assuming, of course, that this report of events is accurate).

    ONE NATION!

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