- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on a sexual assault accusation against Sooners running back Rodney Anderson (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

An attorney for Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson says a prosecutor’s decision not to charge his client after a sexual assault allegation shows the Sooners standout is innocent.

The statement Thursday from attorney Derek Chance followed the decision not to charge by Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

Lawyer Derek Chance said Anderson and his family are looking forward to putting the matter behind them.

The accusation stemmed from a petition for a protective order in which a woman says Anderson assaulted her in her apartment and that she fears for her safety.

Anderson leads the Sooners with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns and has 283 yards and five touchdowns receiving. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl.

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2:05 p.m.

An Oklahoma prosecutor says Sooners running back Rodney Anderson will not be charged after a woman accused him of sexual assault.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn announced his decision Thursday.

The accusation stems from a petition for a protective order in which the woman says Anderson assaulted her in her apartment and that she fears for her safety. An attorney for Anderson has called the accusations “patently false,” saying the woman made them after Anderson declined her social invitations.

Anderson has been one of Oklahoma’s breakout stars this year after season-ending injuries the past two. He leads the Sooners with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns and has 283 yards and five touchdowns receiving. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl.

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11:25 a.m.

An Oklahoma prosecutor has scheduled a news conference to announce whether Sooners running back Rodney Anderson will be charged after a woman accused him of sexual assault.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn set his announcement for 2 p.m. Thursday.

The accusation stems from a petition for a protective order in which the woman says Anderson assaulted her in her apartment and that she fears for her safety. An attorney for Anderson has called the accusations “patently false,” saying the woman made them after Anderson declined her social invitations.

Anderson has been one of Oklahoma’s breakout stars this year after season-ending injuries the past two. He leads the Sooners with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns and has 283 yards and five touchdowns receiving. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a College Football Playoff semifinal Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl.

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