Gloria Allred Says NFL Player Raped Her Client

Gloria Allred speaking - H 2012
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Gloria Allred speaking - H 2012

The famed attorney has not yet named the player

Gloria Allred said Friday a woman she represents was raped by an NFL player six days ago and while the team was aware of the allegation the unidentified player was allowed to play the next day.

The prominent feminist attorney said Friday she fired off a letter of complaint to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Allred issued a statement to the press, but she did not respond to a request to name the player or the team. She said the woman, also not identified, made her report to the police on Saturday, the same day she says the rape occurred.

"The accused did respond to law enforcement's request and went to the police station accompanied by a representative of his NFL team," Allred said. "Thereafter, the accused was then allowed by his team to play the following day. We have asked the NFL whether or not this alleged rape was reported to them and if they approved this accused individual's playing in the game notwithstanding the allegations that had been made against him."

The NFL did not respond to a request for comment.