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Raiders GM: 'We did our due diligence' before drafting Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape

Raiders GM: 'We did our due diligence' before drafting Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape

Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was a rising star in the weeks leading up to the NFL draft until news that he had been accused of rape became public on Tuesday, two days before the first round.

Conley hasn’t been arrested or charged, but an investigation into the allegation is ongoing.

Suddenly, it was anyone’s guess what team would take a chance by drafting Conley. The Oakland Raiders ended the suspense Thursday night by taking the 6-foot, 195-pound player with the 24th overall pick.

"We did our due diligence throughout this whole process and we trust our research, reports, everything we have on Mr. Conley, and we feel really good about picking Gareon...

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