Former UGA and Rome High School football standout Adam Anderson was indicted for rape on Tuesday by a grand jury in Athens.
Anderson is accused of raping a 21 year-old woman at a home in Athens, Georgia back on October 29th of last year.
Anderson was suspended indefinitely from the team on November 2nd. He was arrested just over a week later, November 10th.
He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on June 13th.
Many considered Anderson a first round draft pick before his arrest. NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr had ranked Anderson as the No. 29 prospect for the 2022 NFL draft.
“Adam respectfully reminds the public and his supporters that he was not permitted by law to participate in the grand jury proceeding, which is totally under the control of the prosecution,” Anderson’s attorney, Steve Sadow, said in a statement to ESPN. “This means his defense was not presented or argued to the grand jurors. Adam will plead not guilty to the charge and continue his fight in court to clear his name and reputation. Adam once again appeals to the good citizens of Athens-Clarke County to keep an open mind and not prejudge his case.”
Anderson has been training in south Florida and had a private workout for NFL scouts from 17 teams at a high school in Athens in March.
Former Rome High School and current Georgia outside linebacker Adam Anderson has been arrested and charged with rape.
Anderson turned himself in to the Athens-Clarke County police Wednesday evening.
Anderson was arrested nearly 12 days after a 21-year-old woman filed an incident report with Athens-Clarke County police alleging that Anderson forced himself upon her while she was asleep.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, former Rome High School and current Georgia Bulldog superstar Adam Anderson is being investigated for the rape of a 21 year-old woman last week.
Kirby Smart said on Thursday, “We are aware of the report and we don’t comment on law enforcement matters, but I’ve been clear about the high standards we have for our student-athletes on and off the field. I will be working closely with our administration to ensure we cooperate fully with all law enforcement and campus protocols.”
According to police reports a 21 year-old female said that she went to an Athens area home on Friday October 29th between 12 am and 7 am after having drinks. She then reported that when she woke up she saw Anderson penetrating her while lying in the bed.
The victim also told police that the relationship was not consensual but she was able to leave on her own accord.
No arrest has been made but Anderson has been indefinitely suspended.
Anderson leads UGA in sacks and was expected to be a first round draft pick next year.
Statement on behalf of Adam Anderson via his attorney Steve Sadow
“Adam denies in the strongest terms possible the unfounded and unsupported allegations of sexual misconduct. He has been notified of the allegations made to the police and to the UGA Equal Opportunity Office (EOO), and has come to learn that the complainant has already apparently made inconsistent claims – that she was “unconscious” during the conduct to the EOO but “awoke” from sleep by the conduct to the police.
“In the interest of justice and fairness, Adam hopes and prays the UGA community and the public keep an open mind and not prejudge him based on inconsistent, unsubstantiated and baseless accusations.”