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Gareon Conley named in sexual assault investigation

Conley has been named in a police report in connection to an incident at a Cleveland area hotel.

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Former Ohio State corner Gareon Conley is a suspect in an ongoing sexual assault investigation. Cleveland19 News reported an earlier occurring incident at a Cleveland area hotel Monday but declined to name Conley, saying only instead a prominent possible first round NFL Draft pick was involved. Because of how the situation was first reported, speculation had swirled for the last 24 hours as to which prospective NFL Draft prospect it could be.

Per a police report, a 23-year old woman is accusing Conley of engaging in an unwanted sexual act in a hotel suite bathroom on April 9. The police later interviewed two people at the hotel room who identified as associates of Conley’s. The woman declined to speak with police after going to a local hospital.

A Cleveland Police Department spokesperson told Land-Grant Holy Land that at this time, no warrant has been issued and no formal charges have been filed. The situation remains an open investigation within the Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit. No further information was made available by the department.

Conley, who had been working out in the Cleveland area prior to the draft, attended Massillon Washington High School prior to his three years in Columbus. He contributed initially in a part-time capacity before becoming a regular for Ohio State’s 2016 College Football Playoff team. He had been pegged as a probable first-round 2017 NFL Draft pick.