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Grand jury does not indict former Ohio State player in sexual assault case

Cornerback Gareon Conley #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 31-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

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