NCAA Football

Oklahoma RB Anderson avoids rape charge

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(TSX / STATS) -- Oklahoma leading rusher Rodney Anderson has avoided criminal charges after being accused of rape earlier in the month of December, the Cleveland County District Attorney announced Thursday.

Anderson, a sophomore running back, was accused of rape by a female university employee earlier this month, who filed a protection order against him. The women alleged the incident occurred in the early hours of Nov. 16.

Anderson denied the charges and Anderson's lawyer said the allegations were "patently false." Anderson also passed a lie detector test.

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