ENGLEWOOD Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey , Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta are dismissing a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis that stemmed from an alleged assault more than five years ago while he was at Georgia Tech.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that “after a careful and thorough investigation” his office had decided not to proceed with the case.
“My office understands the sensitivity and significance of these investigations, but the evidence presented does not warrant any further action in this case,” Howard said.
A 30-year-old woman went to Atlanta police headquarters on Feb. 1 and told an investigator that Gotsis had raped her on March 9, 2013. The woman said she went to a party with Gotsis and then he took her to his home and assaulted her.
Gotsis turned himself in March 7 and he was released that day on $50,000 bond.
A third-year pro, Gotsis continued working out with the Broncos while authorities investigated the woman’s allegations.
“I’m just relieved that everything is being taken care of,” Gotsis said after practice. “You don’t really know what’s happening. You have faith that things are going to work out. I’m glad to be out here with the guys Micah Hyde Jersey , running around. There’s no place I’d rather be.”
Gotsis found out after team meetings when coach Vance Joseph informed him. Gotsis said it’s been weighing on him.
“It’s harder when you’re alone and you’re really not in the building,” said Gotsis, who’s from Australia. “When you’re in the building, it’s so caught up in football and everything. It’s more when you’re alone and stuff and you’re thinking about it. That’s what you have friends and family for, to support you when you have no one else.”
Asked if he’s concerned about a possible penalty from the league, Gotsis responded: “They did a good job of communicating with the team, making sure everyone is on the same page throughout everything. I’m just going through and playing football. Focusing on what I need to do to help this team win.”
The second-round pick had 41 tackles last season. On the depth chart Derek Watt Jersey , he’s currently listed as one of the starting defensive ends.
“A few close guys came up to me, congratulated me and stuff. They’re more relieved for my sake,” Gotsis said. “Outside of this, we’re all human and stuff. There are guys that care about me outside of football. It’s good to have them come say some stuff to me.”
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Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers has won Rookie of the Year honors at the NBA Awards.
The guard averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to post those numbers in a season.
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He beat out finalists Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Jayson Tatum of Boston.
The NBA Awards aren’t just about the hardware. Everyone gets fed, too.
Players and their guests are sitting down to dinner at the second annual show. On the menu is salad with avocados, grapefruit and green goddess dressing, and a main course of wild seabass with rice and steak.
Dessert is a vanilla cream puff, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes and pavlova with lemon curd and blueberry.
Jeanie Buss says she has complete faith in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ front office no matter how Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka want to build the team, whether it’s through trades, free agency or the draft.
Buss says she asked them a year ago to identify a style of play for the team and make decisions that reflect that style. She describes the Lakers’ style as fast and says it’s about passing and sharing the ball while committing to each other as a team.
Buss is the team’s controlling owner and president. Johnson is the team’s president of basketball operations.
Baron Davis has arrived at the NBA Awards on a foldable electric scooter.
Davis lives near Santa Monica Airport Keenan Allen Jersey , so he rode the small scooter onto the red carpet outside Barker Hangar.
The urban mobility device has a maximum range of 16 miles and a top speed of 14 mph, which is about how fast traffic sometimes moves in Los Angeles. It costs about $900.
James Harden is hoping to win his first NBA MVP award in what could be another big night for the Houston Rockets.
Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis are the three MVP finalists. That and the league’s other individual awards will be presented Monday night at the NBA Awards show.
Harden was the league’s top scorer on a Rockets team that had the NBA’s best record, giving him a strong chance to finally capture the MVP award after finishing as the runner-up twice.
The Rockets walked away with Coach of the Year for Mike D’Antoni and Sixth Man of the Year for Eric Gordon last year at the inaugural NBA Awards. Gordon has a chance to repeat, while center Clint Capela is one of three finalists for Most Improved Player.
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