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Protection order filed against Oklahoma's leading rusher

Protection order filed against Oklahoma's leading rusher

Interestingly, on Monday, a victim's protective order was filed against Oklahoma's leading rusher Rodney Anderson.

In the protective order filing (h/t ESPN), the woman alleges she was drinking at a bar on November 16th when she met the Sooners' star running back for the first time. She said she was planning to take an Uber home, but Anderson's friends "were insistent that he take" her home. But while talking with a friend last weekend, the woman said she "started recalling images and feelings" of him digitally penetrating her and biting her, then "trying to get away from him to put clothes on".

A hearing date has been set: December 18 at 10:00 a.m.

The Georgia Bulldogs will face off against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal.

According to the Tulsa World, the accuser, who wrote in her statement that she is "scared" for her safety because Anderson knows where she lives, is a University of Oklahoma employee. The alleged victim said she tried to get away from Anderson so she could get dressed, but he followed her and asked what she was doing.

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"Mr. Anderson first learned of (the) request for a civil protective order late yesterday evening", Chance's statement reads.

The Oklahoman reported that Anderson denies the rape claim and contends that the accusation is being made because "he rejected the woman's attempts to pursue a relationship with him". The allegations are patently false. He also caught 16 passes for 283 yards and five touchdowns and was extremely potent during the final six weeks of the regular season, gaining 1,041 yards from scrimmage and scoring 14 touchdowns.

Anderson now leads the Sooners with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on the ground.

Anderson took over this year for departed running back Joe Mixon, who was suspended for a year after he punched a woman in a restaurant in July 2014.

Anderson's Oklahoma City-based attorney, Derek Chance, released a statement to multiple news outlets Tuesday morning refuting the claims and stating Anderson's innocence.