Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis charged with rape in relation to 2013 incident

Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis (99) stands on the field between plays during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP)

Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis turned himself in at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Wednesday, the same day authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest on a strong-arm rape (by physical force) charge.

According to the report the victim filed with the Atlanta Police Department, Gotsis sexually assaulted a woman in March 2013.

The woman, now 30, reported the incident to police on Feb. 1. In response, the Broncos organization issued a statement to The Denver Post that read:

“We were recently informed of an investigation into an alleged incident involving Adam Gotsis that occurred in 2013 when he was in college. Our organization was aware of his arrest on March 7, and it is our understanding that no determination has been made at this time as to whether any charges will be filed.

“The Broncos take an accusation of this nature very seriously and will continue to closely monitor the legal proceedings. This issue was promptly reported to the NFL as soon as we learned of it, and we will remain in communication with the league office regarding this matter.”

In the police report, the victim alleges that she met Gotsis through a mutual friend and later attended a party with him. Afterward, Gotsis “took her home where he raped her,” according to a description of the woman’s account.

Gotsis, who grew up in Melbourne, Australia, was Denver’s second pick of the 2016 NFL draft, but missed much of his rookie season before starting 13 games in 2017.

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