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Aussie NFL star Adam Gotsis’ rape charge dropped

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Published on 16 August, On news.com.au

AUSTRALIAN NFL star Adam Gotsis will not be prosecuted in the US after a woman claimed he raped her five years ago.

Fulton County District lawyer Paul Howard Jr announced on Wednesday he had concluded a five-month investigation.

“The evidence presented does not warrant any further action” against the Melbourne-born defensive end for the Denver Broncos, Mr Howard said.

The rape allegation was made by a woman who claimed she met Gotsis at a party on March 9, 2013, in Atlanta, while he was playing college football for Georgia Tech.

“After a careful and thorough investigation, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to proceed with the case against Mr Adam Gotsis,” Mr Howard said in a statement.

Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis signs autographs for fans after drills at an NFL football training camp at the team’s headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Englewood, Colo.

 

“My office understands the sensitivity and significance of these investigations, but the evidence presented does not warrant any further action in this case.”

The allegation had placed a cloud over the playing future of the 25-year-old Gotsis, who has emerged as a key player for the Broncos heading into the 2018-19 NFL season.

Gotsis, who stands 191cm tall and weighs 139kg, was forced to turn himself in to the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta in March on a charge of strongarm rape.

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