Gareon Conley remains under investigation for rape

AP

As the Raiders’ rookies report to training camp, a legal cloud hangs over first-round draft pick Gareon Conley.

Just days before the draft, a woman told police that Conley raped her in a Cleveland hotel. Cleveland Police say they are still investigating.

“Detectives have had meetings with the prosecutor’s office,” Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “They would still classify it as being under investigation. No official charges have been filed. . . . They haven’t ruled it closed. The official statement is it still remains under investigation.”

The Raiders made the surprising decision to draft Conley in the first round despite the rape allegation, and at the time they expressed confidence that he would be exonerated. Three months later, he hasn’t been.

Conley has not yet signed his rookie contract and it is unclear whether the Raiders will sign him without some clarity about his legal status.

22 responses to “Gareon Conley remains under investigation for rape

  1. I don’t care about this as much as I care about Obi not being signed yet. I figured that Conley wouldn’t be playing this season anyway.

  2. Conley said in a statement he has video evidence proving his innocence. Pretty simple stuff to me: he’s either lying about the video and thus lying all-together, or the video will exonerate him. The eye in the sky don’t lie!

  3. It’s quite a world we live in where this guy can be a first round pick while the league’s owners and the majority of fans think Colin Kaepernick is the scum of the Earth simply for staging a nonviolent protest. So sad.

  4. boknowsvt says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:25 PM
    I don’t care about this as much as I care about Obi not being signed yet. I figured that Conley wouldn’t be playing this season anyway.

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    Peppers finally signed. I would image the remaining two unsigned safeties are coming any day now.

  5. nyfcat says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:27 PM
    The eye in the sky don’t lie!
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    …sure it does.
    ask Rodney King and the soon to be exonerated Baltimore PD who will soon come up with some slight of hand in their recent shenanigans.

  6. kcflake says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:25 PM
    Too bad Conley isn’t a dallas cowboy. Jerry Jones would back him 100%, even if he was guilty.

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    According to the police and DA, there is no proof Elliott did what he was accused of. In fact, we have more proof through the accusers text message that she lied. Not to mention a statement from the accusers friend to the police stating she was asked by the accuser to lie and tell the police that she saw Elliott hit her.

    Oh and then there is that pesky……he was never charged, let alone convicted of a crime – thing.

  7. dougydougdoug says:
    Jul 24, 2017 4:09 PM
    He’ll fit right in with the Raiders.

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    The Raiders who haven’t had a player arrested since 2014 (he’s not on the team any more)? Or are you speaking of another Raiders team that I am unaware of?

  8. If this guy really raped a woman he should be put away for the rest of his life. A rapist should be removed from society permanently. If the woman is lying, she should be put away for a long, long time. False accusations by a small handful, actually make it much more difficult to prove rape beyond a reasonable doubt, when it actually does happen. It makes the world less safe for women, when rapists are put back out on the streets, feeling like they can get away with anything.

  9. charliecharger says:
    Jul 24, 2017 5:21 PM
    If this guy really raped a woman he should be put away for the rest of his life. A rapist should be removed from society permanently. If the woman is lying, she should be put away for a long, long time. False accusations by a small handful, actually make it much more difficult to prove rape beyond a reasonable doubt, when it actually does happen. It makes the world less safe for women, when rapists are put back out on the streets, feeling like they can get away with anything.

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    While I agree with this 100%, the issue becomes prosecuting false accusers makes actual victims scared that if it is not proven in court they will be punished. It is a fine line that with proof of malicious intent, the DA should be more than willing to cross.

  10. During the post draft talk here in the Bay Area all of the chatter was that Reggie Mackenzie and the Raiders did their homework and that they were very confident this kid was innocent.
    I’m not sure if he actually committed rape but if the investigation is taking this long it sure looks like SOMETHING happened.
    Bad move Raiders. There were so many clean kids with tons of talent on the board at the time you drafted this kid. Why even take the risk?
    So many good things are happening with that franchise and this kid isn’t one of them.

  11. Well even though they are confident in his innocence there also had to be the understanding that it could be a long process .Hoping that something gets done in timely matter but understanding that it might not was part of the deal calle

    If Reggie and the Raiders were willing to do that then obviously they have their reasons why they did it and weighed those reasons against players that were available at the time.Sorry that you don’t understand those reasons.

    As a Die Hard fan I can understand and it does not bother me. if you are not a fan then no one really cares what you think anyway so why waste finger strength.

  12. So called “know-it-Alls said that Al was stupid for picking Bo and waiting a year.

    Some folks will never get what being a Raider is all about….

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