Cowboys' C.J. Spillman investigated for alleged sexual assault
Dallas Cowboys defensive back C.J. Spillman has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the team hotel Sept. 20 and then was allowed to play the following day, according to the New York Daily News.
“We have a sexual assault report we are investigating at this time, and it does involve C.J. Spillman,” said Sgt. Robert Eberling, a police spokesman. “He is involved in the investigation. We are looking into the matter.”
Lawyer Gloria Allred has informed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that she represents a wpman who filed a police report alleging that an NFL player raped her.
“Thereafter, the accused was then allowed by his team to play the following day,” the letter said. “We have asked the NFL whether or not this alleged rape was reported to them and if they approved this accused individual’s playing in the game notwithstanding the allegations that had been made against him.
“In considering whether our client will or will not be agreeable to meeting with your representative we would like to be assured that the NFL is acting in good faith and that it is conducting an investigation which encompasses not only the rape allegations but also why the player and the team involved did not report these matters immediately to the NFL as required by your NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
“In other words, my client and I are not an NFL team and the NFL does not get to make all the rules in this situation. This is not a game of football or a sporting competition. It is real life and it concerns a serious allegation of sexual violence against a young woman."
The Cowboys and NFL haven't commented.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun