Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley has filed a lawsuit against the woman who accused him of rape in April 2017.
A Cuyahoga County grand jury declined to indict him on criminal charges stemming from an incident in Cleveland less than a month before the 2017 NFL Draft.
Conley deemed the allegations false at the time, and maintained his innocence throughout the process.
His accuser filed a civil suit against Conley on April 6, 2017, seeking $25,000 in damages.
Conley has chosen to file a counter lawsuit, seeking compensation for damage to his reputation, draft stock and endorsement opportunities.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, he lost an endorsement deal with Nike because of the accusation. He reiterated his innocence in court filings, saying he turned down his accusers advances.
The Ohio State product was considered a top 15 talent heading into the draft, but was ultimately selected No. 24 overall by the Raiders despite the rape accusation.
He missed most of his rookie season with a shin injury that required surgery. He was cleared for full football activity this spring.