Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor has been accused of raping a 27-year-old employee at the Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club, according to a report from Philadelphia Magazine. The incident allegedly took place after the Eagles' final minicamp practice on Thursday.
"There was an allegation made against one of the [Eagles] players of a sexual assault that was reported by one of the female dancers," said Police Commissioner Richard Ross. "Our Special Victims Unit is actively running on the investigation."
Ross said detectives are trying to track down video footage from the club. Ross said the Police Department has been in contact with Eagles officials. Agholor is expected to be interviewed by investigators some time soon. He has not been charged with any crime.
At least two other Eagles players were reportedly at the club with Agholor.
The Eagles released a statement regarding this report. Via Derek Boyko:
"We are aware of the police investigation involving Nelson Agholor The organization has been in contact with Nelson and with the proper authorities in Philadelphia. Because of the legal nature of this matter, we will have no further comment."
UPDATE (3:05 PM ET) - Howard Eskin and Les Bowen report sources close to Agholor claim he was set up.
Latest on #eagles Nelson Agholor rape accusation is belief sexual encounter likely took place but he may have been set up by exotic dancer— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 10, 2016
Source close to situation, w/ties to Agholor, describes the situation to me as "a setup" and says he’s confident Agholor will be cleared.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) June 10, 2016
Stay tuned - developing story. Check back for updates.
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