Raiders’ first round pick Gareon Conley won’t face discipline from NFL
Gareon Conley, who was selected in the first-round of the NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders, will not face discipline from the NFL which is good news for fans as many feared Conley’s rookie campaign was in danger.
Conley was accused of sexual assault a couple of days before the NFL Draft, which occurred on April 27th. The reason behind the decision to not hand out discipline was because the alleged incident happened before he was drafted. The news was confirmed by the league spokesman Brian McCarthy.
On April 9th in a Cleveland hotel, a 23 year-old woman had accused Conley of sexually assaulting her. As of yet, there have been no charges filed as the police are still investigating the incident. Conley has denied the allegations against him, calling them “completely false”.
On Monday, Conley had met voluntarily with the Cleveland Police to submit a statement followed by a DNA sample. Conley had also taken a polygraph test before the NFL Draft, at the request of the Baltimore Ravens, which he passed.
According to the NFL’s personal conduct policy, if Conley is ever involved in another incident, regardless of what it is, the woman’s allegation could then take effect, and would be applied as weight to whatever punishment, including but not limited to banishment from the league. He would still have the opportunity to reapply for as a repeat offender.
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is happy for his newest player, read about it here.