Josh McNary Rape Charge : Colts linebacker denies rape allegations, placed on exempt list

Josh McNary Rape Charge : Colts linebacker denies rape allegations, placed on exempt list

Josh McNary has been reportedly charged with rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury.

The 26-year-old has been placed on the NFL’s commissioner exempt list, which means he is on paid leave pending the outcome of the case.

His lawyer, Edward Schrager, said in a statement on Thursday that the affidavit was “simply one side’s story”.

“Joshua McNary unhesitatingly denies all accusations made against him,” the attorney told the Indianapolis Star.

“Following the public release of these allegations, Joshua immediately reported to law enforcement officials in a respectful and peaceful manner.”

According to court documents, the woman said she went out with some friends after finishing work late the night before the alleged 1 December attack.

They visited a few bars before she ended up at an apartment in the early morning hours with a man she had just met, she told police.

The accuser, who said she did not recall how she got to the flat, told police she had kissed the male before the alleged assault.

According to court documents, the two ended up in the bedroom where he made sexual advances.

She said the man became aggressive and prevented her from leaving when she told him to stop.

“He scared me,” she told police.

According to a probable-cause affidavit, she scratched the man’s neck, face, back and shoulder as she tried to fight him off.

The woman said that as she left the apartment she took a mobile phone, which police traced to McNary, of Houston, Texas.

The Colts said they are trying to gather more information about what happened.

The NFL has recently stepped up its policy for addressing assault and domestic violence following criticism of the way it handled allegations of crimes against women.