Colts place Josh McNary on exempt list

The Indianapolis Colts have placed inside linebacker Josh McNary on the exempt-commissioner permission list.

McNary has been accused of rape.

They also signed wide receiver Griff Whalen from the practice squad to the active roster and signed defensive end Gannon Conway to the practice squad.

Whalen hsa caught 26 career passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns.

McNary allegedly raped someone in December.

"After reviewing the documents supporting the very serious criminal charges filed yesterday afternoon against Josh McNary, the Colts have requested Commissioner Goodell to immediately place Josh on the League’s Commissioner Exemption list," the Colts said in a statement. "If the request is granted, Josh will not be eligible to practice or attend games with the Club while designated as Commissioner Exempt. That designation will permit the investigation provided by the League’s Personal Conduct Policy to run its course and will afford Josh the opportunity to focus on his defense against the charges. The Colts sincerely hope this extraordinarily serious matter will be resolved expeditiously and that justice will prevail."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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