Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was named a defendant this month in a civil lawsuit tied to a rape accusation last April that produced no arrest or charges following a criminal investigation, TMZ reported on Wednesday.
A grand jury determined in August not to pursue the case. The Raiders were aware of the matter when selecting Conley, 22, in the first round last April.
The lawsuit also named a Cleveland hotel and Conley’s management group.
Conley has adamantly denied any criminal wrongdoing in the incident. The former Ohio State standout passed a lie detector test before the Raiders drafted him No. 24 overall.