Georgia football sacks leader Adam Anderson arrested, charged with rape

Georgia sacks leader and former 5-star recruit Adam Anderson has been arrested and charged with rape. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Georgia linebacker Adam Anderson was charged with rape and booked at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap.

Anderson, who maintains his innocence per his attorney, voluntarily surrendered per AJC.com.

Anderson has been indefinitely suspended since Nov. 1, three days after a field case report was filed by the Athens Clark County police involving 21-year-old female.

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The field case report states:

“The victim stated that she went to a residence after having some drinks and awoke to the suspect penetrating her while she was lying (in) a bed. She stated that it was nonconsensual and that she was able to leave.”

The alleged incident occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 29, the day the Georgia football team traveled to Jacksonville for a game against Florida.

Anderson, one of the four UGA team captains for the rivalry game, played against the Gators and recorded seven tackles and a sack.

Anderson has been widely projected as a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, currently leading Georgia with 5 sacks while ranking fifth on the team with 32 tackles.

Bulldogs’ coach Kirby Smart did not know Anderson was under investigation when he played him against Florida, according to the Georgia Athletic Association.

AJC.com reported the GAA said Monday that no one at UGA knew Anderson was under investigation until Nov. 1, when it received notification from authorities.

Smart issued a statement on Anderson and the pending investigation when it become public last 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,” Smart said. “I will be working closely with our administration to ensure we cooperate fully with all law enforcement and campus protocols.”

ESPN reported a separate investigation has been opened by the university’s Equal Opportunity Office, which handles Title IX violations and sexual assault complaints.

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