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Gareon Conley | Defensive Back | #22

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/29/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (24) / OAK
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Raiders first round CB Gareon Conley hasn't practiced since minicamp.
Conley was one of the last draft picks to sign due to his legal situation. The Raiders plan to start Conley in the slot, but the lack of training camp reps are a concern for his early-season role. Conley could resume practicing this week. Aug 16 - 6:29 PM
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Ed Gallek of FOX 8 in Cleveland reports a grand jury has decided not to indict Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley on sexual assault allegations made against Conley prior to April's draft.

The story against Conley always seemed flimsy, and the Raiders obviously agreed, making Conley the 24th overall pick just days after the allegations surfaced. Conley was a top-ten prospect both from a game-tape and measurables standpoint. The Raiders are expected to install Conley at slot corner in year one, where he'll play between LCB David Amerson and RCB Sean Smith.
Jul 31 - 4:53 PM

Cleveland PD has forwarded Raiders first-round CB Gareon Conley's sexual assault case to a grand jury.

The grand jury will decide whether to pursue official charges against Conley, who was accused of rape prior to the draft in April. Conley has consistently denied the allegations. Seemingly comfortable with his legal situation, the Raiders signed Conley to a four-year deal on Friday.
Jul 31 - 12:14 PM

Raiders signed first round CB Gareon Conley to a four-year contract.

Conley's contract had been held up due to his legal situation. The Raiders are clearly confident Conley won't face any charges, though he remains under investigation. Conley's deal should come in around $9.7 million based on last year's slot value and includes a fifth-year option. Tennessee's Corey Davis is the only first-round pick that remains unsigned.
Jul 28 - 6:45 PM

According to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, the Raiders are "making progress" in contract negotiations with first-round CB Gareon Conley.

Per Florio, there's optimism that a deal could be reached before the Raiders' first practice on Saturday. Conley's contract has been held up by an ongoing sexual assault investigation, though no charges have been filed and Conley has maintained his innocence throughout the process. Among first-round picks, only Conley and Tennessee's Corey Davis have yet to sign.
Jul 28 - 1:40 PM

Raiders first-round CB Gareon Conley remains under investigation in an April rape case.

"They would still classify it as being under investigation," a Cleveland police spokesman said. "No official charges have been filed. … They haven’t ruled it closed. The official statement is it still remains under investigation." Conley hasn't met with police since May 1. Both Conley and the Raiders have insisted he's innocent, though they expected the case to be wrapped up by now. Conley has yet to sign his rookie contract as he remains in legal limbo.
Jul 24 - 3:12 PM

Pro Football Talk reports the Raiders and first-round CB Gareon Conley are discussing a contract.

Conley is one of six first-round picks who remain unsigned, but unlike the others, his contract situation is complicated by a still pending legal investigation into sexual assault allegations which surfaced the week of the draft. The Raiders would certainly like that case cleared before they sign Conley to a deal, but with training camp quickly approaching they may be willing to offer a contract with provisions which protect them if Conley is charged.
Jul 20 - 9:29 AM

First-round pick Gareon Conley is working at slot corner at minicamp.

The Raiders are making Conley "earn it" by running him with the twos, but it appears they're prepping Conley to cover the slot whenever he officially wins a first-team job. Oakland's likeliest three-cornerback package will have David Amerson at left corner, Sean Smith at right corner, and Conley inside. Conley should be a big upgrade on 2016 slot corner D.J. Hayden.
Jun 14 - 12:52 PM

Speaking Thursday, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie couldn't provide an update on first-round CB Gareon Conley's legal situation.

Accused of sexual assault a week before the draft, Conley has adamantly maintained his innocence, though he hasn't always stuck to the same story. The Raiders were clearly confident he will be exonerated. The case was given a 6-8 week timeline two weeks ago.
May 18 - 2:40 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he is "very comfortable" with the decision to draft CB Gareon Conley in the first round.

"We researched everything thoroughly and were totally convinced," McKenzie said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "We felt good about what was presented before us." Sexual assault allegations against Conley surfaced the week of the draft, but the player has adamantly denied the allegations. The investigation into the incident is expected to take 6-8 weeks.
May 4 - 10:33 AM

The attorney for Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley doesn't anticipate his client's legal situation resolving for another 6-8 weeks.

The Raiders took Conley at No. 24 overall despite sexual assault allegations that surfaced the week of the draft. NFL training camps begin in around 12 weeks, so Conley's situation should be resolved by then. Still, the allegations may hang over Conley's head for almost the entire offseason. Conley insists he had a "consensual sexual event" with the woman making claims against him.
May 1 - 5:42 PM

Raiders first-round CB Gareon Conley is still meeting with Cleveland police on Monday.

He will also provide a DNA sample. The Raiders are fully expecting Conley to be cleared of his rape accusation. Conley passed a lie detector test before the Raiders invested the No. 24 overall pick. That's great, but the NFL is not a law enforcement organization. Things are looking good for Conley, but he can't yet be considered in the clear.
May 1 - 1:51 PM

Raiders selected Ohio State CB Gareon Conley with the No. 24 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

Clearly a first-round talent, Conley was expected to slip into at least Day 2 because of rape allegations which surfaced early this week. Conley has not been charged with a crime, however, and reportedly passed a polygraph test on Thursday, for whatever that is worth. No matter why or how, the Raiders are clearly comfortable with the situation. On the field, Conley (6’0/195) started 26 games at Ohio State, tallying 19 pass breakups and six interceptions, and earning second-team All-Big Ten from the conference’s coaches as a junior. PFF College charged Conley with a nation-low 14.0 passer rating allowed in 2016. Plus sized with long arms (33"), 4.44 speed, and dynamic ball skills, Conley profiles as a playmaking man-cover corner.
Apr 27 - 10:55 PM

Ohio State CB Gareon Conley will submit a DNA sample during his Monday meeting with police.

Conley has steadfastly maintained his innocence, and says he has evidence that will prove it. There have been reports Conley could still go in the first round on Thursday, but a slide still seems more likely. His situation is too uncertain.
Apr 27 - 4:51 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero cautions "not to overlook" the possibility of the Cowboys stopping Ohio State CB Gareon Conley's slide.

Conley visited Dallas during the pre-draft process, and fielded a call from the team Wednesday. As Pelissero points out, the Cowboys are no strangers to risk tasking, and need a cornerback. Conley's situation is similar to La'El Collins', whom the Cowboys signed after he went undrafted in 2015. CBS' Jason La Canfora reported earlier Thursday that Conley could still go in the first round.
Apr 27 - 3:41 PM