Top NFL Draft prospect Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault

December 31, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Gareon Conley (8) against the Clemson Tigers in the the 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Just as the NFL world prepares for its annual draft in Philadelphia, at least one top-end prospect is facing some troubling off-field allegations. According to TMZ Sports, former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley is facing allegations that he raped a woman in a Cleveland hotel.

Per the report.

“Gareon Conley — a projected 1st round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft — has been named in a police report by a woman who claims he raped her in a Cleveland hotel but he adamantly DENIES the allegations,” the report read.

TMZ goes on to indicate that a 23-year-old female told police Conley violated her in a hotel suite bathroom at a Westin hotel on April 9.

This comes on the heels of a previous report suggesting that an unnamed top prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft was being accused of sexual assault. WOIO 19 News in Cleveland refused to name the player because it wanted the information to come out in a police report (more on that here).

“According to the report, the accuser says she met Conley in an elevator and he asked her to have a foursome with another friend of his. The woman says she declined and offered to watch the other people have sex instead,” the TMZ article read. “A short time later, the woman says Conley unbuttoned her pants and began to have sex with her. She claims she said, “No, stop, it hurts!” but he kept going until he finished. She says he then kicked her out of the hotel room.”

Prior to this coming out, Conley was a projected first-round pick on Thursday. Depending on how this plays out over the next couple days, that’s now unlikely to be the case. Conley himself has yet to be charged with a crime and is considered innocent until proven guilty.