Gareon Conley legal case still lingering

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It’s been two months and, as of Monday, 10 days since Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley met with police regarding an allegation of sexual assault that emerged in the days prior to the draft. Conley’s lawyer expected an answer within 6-8 weeks after the meeting. As of Monday, 10 weeks will have passed since Conley’s interview with authorities.

Late last week, a league source with knowledge of the situation told PFT that there has been no news regarding whether Conley will be charged. Meanwhile, Conley still hasn’t signed a rookie contract, presumably because the Raiders would prefer that he be cleared before they give him a signing bonus of more than $5.5 million along with other guarantees.

The clock is starting to tick, fairly loudly. Training camp opens on July 29; this means that, as of Monday, only 19 days will remain before the situation officially becomes a distraction.

Conley is entitled to the Constitutional presumption of innocence and all other protections that apply in a court of law. But if the allegation of sexual assault leads to formal charges, the distraction instantly will become a major problem, for Conley, the Raiders, and the NFL.

27 responses to “Gareon Conley legal case still lingering

  1. Only the Raiders would burn a number 1 on a draft pick charged with felony assault (he would have been available in the 3rd). Go Raiders. Got desperate?

  2. Is Columbus police department required to make a statement saying he won’t be charged?

    Kinda reminds of Jameis Winston case, everybody kept waiting around for him to be charged. State Attorney General’s office finally did their review

  3. In America everybody is entitled to a speedy trial. But the catch seems to be that no one ever promised speedy investigations.

  4. Typical raiders pick. Another lowlife criminal. Probably uses the same stickum just like Lester, Phillip and Nnamdi used. Poor raiders, nothing to be proud of since 1976…

  5. Uh Oh! Looks like Lloyd may have deferred to Harry on this 1st round pick. Wow Jack! Career statistic style: One game over .500!? C’mon Fader Nation!!! Let’s hear it for the World Champions of the off season since 1976!!!

  6. Speaking of speedy, have the Raiders even chosen a new stadium site in Vegas let alone started construction??? Man, this deal seems headed south. The move was approved months ago. No action. I gues Marky Mark needs more public money.

  7. hanspard says:
    Jul 9, 2017 9:42 PM
    One would think if he was going to be charged, it would have happened by now.

    And you have no idea how long it takes rape kits to get tested

  8. It is ridiculous that they have let this linger on for over 2 months. If they have enough evidence to charge him then do it and put him in jail, if not then say as much and move on.

  9. hugeheavywoman says:
    Jul 9, 2017 9:44 PM
    Only the Raiders would burn a number 1 on a draft pick charged with felony assault (he would have been available in the 3rd). Go Raiders. Got desperate?

    your comment is desperate because you know the Raiders are better than your team, which of course you won’t name because you couldn’t handle the ridicule..

  10. donkeykickinurface says:
    Jul 10, 2017 12:34 AM
    Uh Oh! Looks like Lloyd may have deferred to Harry on this 1st round pick. Wow Jack! Career statistic style: One game over .500!? C’mon Fader Nation!!! Let’s hear it for the World Champions of the off season since 1976!!!

    you have NO QB whatsoever, NONE..NADA ..ZIP

  11. donkeykickinurface says:
    Jul 10, 2017 12:34 AM
    Uh Oh! Looks like Lloyd may have deferred to Harry on this 1st round pick. Wow Jack! Career statistic style: One game over .500!? C’mon Fader Nation!!! Let’s hear it for the World Champions of the off season since 1976!!!
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    As a Raider fan the only thing I worry about when the Raiders play the Donks this year is that PETA will get involved with all the Donkey abuse the Raiders could be charged with. The Raiders and Bronco fans will have something in common this year, they will both be spanking Donkees.

  12. The NFL and the players union need to have a more detailed system
    to allow fair resolution of player offenses off the field. That being said…it is unlikely that the NFL and the players union could actually
    come to terms on such a system.
    I put the blame squarely on Goodell …he has clearly stated that the players must be responsible off the field as well as on the field. Yet it is
    obvious that his attempts at player discipline has been inconsistent in both process and resolution. The only factor that has allowed Goodell
    to see his policy succeed is the players associations failure. In short
    Goodell’s disastrous attempts to investigate and penalize players for
    alleged bad behavior have succeeded because the players union has no
    leverage in negotiations. Suffering from an economic beat down in the
    last CBA ” negotiations ” the players union attempted at the last moments to change the Commissioners power over discipline ..only to be told ..by the owners …it’s too late … take the deal or leave it.
    The Players union clearly should have addressed many issues, such as
    players discipline, before the economic issues were discussed, instead the union did just the opposite. With the start of the season at risk the owners were in no mood to discuss any other issues.
    This is why Zeke Elliot’s investigation is still ongoing for over a year and why Conley’s situation is unsettled.

  13. It would not be lingering if he would have not lied several times…even bringing other people in as his witnesses but they had different version of events. Few things that are not in question: He was with the girl, he had intercourse with the girl and initially lied about it to police.

  14. hugeheavywoman says:
    Jul 9, 2017 9:44 PM

    Only the Raiders would burn a number 1 on a draft pick charged with felony assault (he would have been available in the 3rd). Go Raiders. Got desperate?

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    Spoken like a fan of a team (Broncos) who has led the lead in arrests over the last 5 years (Raiders are 16th in the league in that category). And they also lead the league in players charged with domestic assault. But all of those criminals on Denver roster won’t help babygaga’s team since they still don’t have a half-decent QB.

  15. maverick2560 says:
    Jul 10, 2017 7:27 AM
    The NFL and the players union need to have a more detailed system
    to allow fair resolution of player offenses off the field. That being said…it is unlikely that the NFL and the players union could actually
    come to terms on such a system.
    I put the blame squarely on Goodell …he has clearly stated that the players must be responsible off the field as well as on the field. Yet it is
    obvious that his attempts at player discipline has been inconsistent in both process and resolution. The only factor that has allowed Goodell
    to see his policy succeed is the players associations failure. In short
    Goodell’s disastrous attempts to investigate and penalize players for
    alleged bad behavior have succeeded because the players union has no
    leverage in negotiations. Suffering from an economic beat down in the
    last CBA ” negotiations ” the players union attempted at the last moments to change the Commissioners power over discipline ..only to be told ..by the owners …it’s too late … take the deal or leave it.
    The Players union clearly should have addressed many issues, such as
    players discipline, before the economic issues were discussed, instead the union did just the opposite. With the start of the season at risk the owners were in no mood to discuss any other issues.
    This is why Zeke Elliot’s investigation is still ongoing for over a year and why Conley’s situation is unsettled.

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    Staying away from whether the NFL should be more or less heavy handed or even involved in player discipline…

    What they really need is just to be consistent. I think folks could live with anything if it just made sense on some consistent level. Currently discipline in the NFL is based more on internal politics than the infraction itself. Each time a player is up for something whether it huge or a minor thing everyone hold their breath waiting to see if the penalty will be huge or minor, and they all know that has nothing to do with the severity of the offense. Its like waiting for a bingo ball to be drawn.

  16. While the Raiders have a long history of taking character risks on players, since Reggie McKenzie (who came from Green Bay’s front office), has been in charge, that really hasn’t been the case.

  17. Raiders hadn’t had an arrest in 3 years but they go and draft this guy… Hopefully he’s innocent but I hated this pick!

  18. the fact they’re taking so long. i think he’s gonna get charged and miss the 2017 season. or until it gets resolved some how during the 2017 season. the raiders should’ve never drafted him in the 1st rd . knowing that he could become a liability before the season starts and wasted their 1st rd pick

  19. This would be totally out of character for McKenzie to not be completely sure Conley was not only innocent, but a pretty good guy in general if adding him as a free agent, let along a first round pick. The silence from Oakland leads me to believe there is nothing to be concerned about. They addressed it right after the draft and that’s pretty much been it.

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