Georgia Bulldogs LB Adam Anderson turns himself in to police, charged with felony rape

After a woman, 21, accused Anderson of raping her in Athens (Georgia) on Oct. 29, Anderson was arrested by police on Wednesday.
Anderson surrendered himself to police on Wednesday. He was being held at the Athens Clarke County Jail without bond.

Through Steve Sadow, Anderson denied the allegation.

Sadow stated that Adam is innocent of the charges against him and will vigorously defend himself before the court. He will apply for bond release. Adam again hopes and prays for the UGA community to keep open minds and allow him the presumption that he is innocent as the law requires.

Anderson, a senior in Rome, Georgia was suspended indefinitely from the football team after the athletic department was notified about the allegation on November 2.

A police incident report from Athens-Clarke County states that the woman claimed she went to a house on Oct. 29 between 7 and midnight. The woman claimed that Anderson was raping and she woke up after having a few drinks. Later that day, she reported the incident to Athens Clarke County police.

Anderson was a part of the Bulldogs' 34-7 win over Florida on Oct. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida. According to a Georgia official, Anderson was not aware that the Athletic Department had made the allegation against Florida.

The university's Equal Opportunity Office handles Title IX complaints and sexual assault complaints. A separate investigation has been opened into the allegation.

Anderson is a star of No. 1 Georgia's defense. He led the Bulldogs with five tackles.

"We are aware that the report has been reported, and we don’t comment on matters of law enforcement," Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart stated in a statement last Wednesday. "I will work closely with our administration in order to ensure that we fully cooperate with all campus protocols and law enforcement."

Anderson, who is 6'5" and 230 lbs, is the No. ESPN's Todd McShay ranked Anderson as the 29th prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has drafted 4 outside linebackers