Grand jury does not indict former Ohio State player in sexual assault case
CLEVELAND– A Cuyahoga County grand jury decided against indicting former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley in a sexual assault case, sources told the FOX 8 I-Team.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said the jury, which received the case on Monday, returned no bill. The prosecutor’s office also called the investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police “thorough.”
A 23-year-old woman accused Conley of sexually assaulting her in a room at the Westin Hotel in Cleveland on April 9, according to a report from Cleveland police.
Conley and his attorney denied any crime took place.
“Gareon had faith in the system,” his attorney Kevin Spellacy said. “He trusted the system and he cooperated. He is now looking forward to his future and playing football.”
The 22-year-old, who attended Washington High School in Massillon, was selected by the Raiders in the 2017 NFL Draft.