Josh McNary, linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, was placed on the exempt list early Thursday morning.
The 26-year-old has been charged with rape, battery resulting in bodily injury, and criminal confinement with bodily injury.
The Colts organization put out a statement that said:
“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 released Thursday.
“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.”
McNary, 2nd year player, “unhesitatingly” denies the rape allegations.
He may not be apart of any team activities. He may not practice or attend any games.
He had 28 combined tackles and .5 sacks.
The Colts take this field this weekend in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.
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