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Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson Will Not Be Charged With Rape

Oklahoma cheerleaders running with flags in their hands.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Anderson had been accused earlier this month.

Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson will not face a charge of rape, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn announced Thursday afternoon.

Anderson was accused of rape by a woman who is an OU employee. She had filed an order of protection against him.

Anderson vehemently denied the allegation and reportedly passed a three-hour lie detector test, though Mashburn said it did not affect his decision.

The Sooners can now prepare for the Rose Bowl against Oklahoma knowing they will have the services of their leading rusher. Anderson has accounted for 960 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns for the Big Ten champs.

Oklahoma and Georgia will face off in the Rose Bowl at 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 1 on ESPN. The winner of this game will move on to face either Clemson or Alabama in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.