Raiders First-Round Pick Gareon Conley Feels First Day on Practice Field a Success

Raiders first-round pick and former Ohio State standout cornerback Gareon Conley was back on a football field, something he views as a “stress reliever” with all he’s experienced in the past month, Jimmy Durkin of Bayareanewsgroup reports.

When Conley met with the media following the first day of the Raiders’ rookie mini camp, it was far from his most important meeting of the week. That came Monday when he was in Cleveland to offer a statement to police who are looking into an April 9 allegation of rape levied against Conley.

“I felt like it went good,” Conley said. “There’s not more to say about that. We’ll just find out what happens after this.”

According to a report from NFL Network, Conley’s attorney Kevin Spellacy said he expects a time frame of 6-8 weeks while Cuyahoga County prosecutors review the case, although Conley said Friday he wasn’t aware of any such time frame.

Conley has been adamant from the beginning that his name will ultimately get cleared in the case and called the meeting with police “another way to prove my innocence.”

In the mean time, he said it’s tough to deal with having his name linger out there publicly with this accusation.

“It’s tough to think about it,” Conley said, “but I try not to think about it and just worry about what I’m doing out here.”

New Raiders Draft Pick Gareon Conley Makes Admission About Accuser in Rape Case

There’s been tons of controversy over the Raiders picking Ohio State corner Gareon Conley in the NFL Draft over the weekend, and today there’s more news about the former Buckeye and his case in which he’s being investigated for rape.

TMZ has the following about the ongoing case with Conley:

Raiders draft pick Gareon Conley is telling investigators he did receive “brief oral sex” from his accuser on the night of the alleged sexual assault … but insists it was consensual.

We’re told Conley says he was the recipient and that he did NOT force himself on the woman.

The former Ohio State football star is currently being investigated for rape — after his accuser told police he sexually assaulted her in a Cleveland hotel room on April 9.

Conley’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, says the two did engage in a “consensual sexual event” — but says it was NOT intercourse.

The accuser told police they did have vaginal sex — claiming he grabbed her, spun her around and raped her from behind. A rape kit was administered following the incident.

Meanwhile, Conley met with police on Monday and provided a DNA sample and a voluntary statement.

A Rundown of All the Oakland Raiders 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Raiders 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 1, Pick 24 (No. 24 overall)

Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State: Well, file this one as TBD. Conley was a sure-fire first-rounder for the last several weeks, until a rape allegation against him came to light. Teams spent the past 48 hours digging into that situation, so the Raiders must feel like Conley has been honest in claiming the allegation is false. (Conley has not been charged.) From a talent perspective, Conley had an argument to be the second cornerback off the board. He is a potential shut-down guy for an Oakland defense that had few answers on the outside last season. How long will his off-field situation drag out, and what will be the outcome?? GRADE: INCOMPLETE

Round 2, Pick 24 (No. 56)

Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut: It’s obvious from how these last few drafts have gone down that teams are placing a high priority on having not just one, but two standout safeties. In Melifonwu and Karl Joseph, the Raiders are there. Melifonwu’s post-combine hype outpaced his still-developing game, but he’s a unique physical specimen capable of handling a variety of roles. GRADE: A-

Round 3, Pick 24 (No. 88)

Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA: Here’s the thing about Vanderdoes: If the Raiders get the healthy, 2014 version of him, he’s a guy they can pencil in as a potential starter up front. Oakland did not have a lot of meaningful depth inside on defense, so Vanderdoes restocks the pile.? GRADE: B+

Round 4, Pick 23 (No. 129) David Sharpe, OT, Florida

Round 5, Pick 24 (No. 168) Marquel Lee, LB, Wake Forest

Round 7, Pick 3 (No. 221) (From Cardinals) Shalom Luani, S, Washington State

Round 7, Pick 13 (No. 231) Jylan Ware, OT, Alabama State

Round 7, Pick 24 (No. 242) Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina

Round 7, Pick 26 (No. 244) (From Seahawks) Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo

Raiders Say They Did Tons of Homework Before Drafting OSU CB Gareon Conley

The Raiders did “miles and miles” of research before drafting Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley with the No. 24 pick, general manager Reggie McKenzie said Thursday night, despite a still unresolved sexual assault accusation, Lindsay Jones of USA Today reports.

Conley faces an open investigation though he has not been arrested or charged. He issued a statement Wednesday denying the allegations made against by a woman who met Conley in an elevator at a Cleveland hotel. According to a police report, she alleged that after leaving her friends to join Conley in his hotel room, he pulled down her pants and began to have sex with her, and she told him, “no stop, it hurts!”

Two witnesses in the hotel room, which was in Conley’s name, told police that an assault did not occur.

McKenzie declined to detail the type of research the Raiders did in recent days, but said the team was “confident in all the information we gathered.” NFL Network reported Thursday night that Conley took a polygraph, though that team was not the Raiders.

McKenzie said owner Mark Davis was consulted on the selection, as he is with all picks.

“Bottom line, we’ve done miles and miles of research to make sure we were totally comfortable with our decision, which we were,” McKenzie said.

Video – Adam Schein: Marshawn Lynch Signs with the Raiders

Adam Schein discusses Marshawn Lynch signing to the Oakland Raiders.

BREAKING – Raiders & Seahawks agree to Lynch Trade

As reported by Ian Rapoport a few moments ago, The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade for Marshawn Lynch’s rights.  By the end of today, Lynch will more than likely be an Oakland Raider.. Lynch’s representatives and the team have agreed to terms on a one-year contract and the Raiders and Seahawks have already hashed out the details of a trade that would send Lynch’s rights to his hometown team, multiple sources informed of the progress of negotiations on both ends of the deal have told NFL.com.  The Raiders and Lynch have, in recent days, agreed to terms on a contract for the 2017 season. After weeks of negotiation, Oakland agreed to pay Lynch $3 million base, with a chance to make $2 million more if he gains 1,000 yards.

 

Stay tuned to RAIDERSGAB.COM for more breaking news !!

Oakland Raiders FULL 2017 Schedule

On Thursday night, the NFL released the full schedule for this upcoming 2017 Season.. The 2017 Oakland Raiders schedule is as follows:

Week 1: at Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. PT — CBS)

Week 2: vs. New York Jets (Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1:05 p.m. PT — CBS)

Week 3: at Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football (Sunday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. PT — NBC)

Week 4: at Denver Broncos (Sunday, Oct. 1 at 1:25 p.m. PT — CBS)

Week 5: vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1:05 p.m. PT — CBS)

Week 6: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1:25 PT — CBS)

Week 7: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football (Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5:25 p.m. PT — CBS/NFLN/Amazon)

Week 8: at Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. PT — CBS)

Week 9: at Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football (Sunday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. PT — NBC)

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: vs. New England Patriots in Mexico City (Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1:25 p.m. PT — CBS)

Week 12: vs. Denver Broncos (Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1:25 p.m. PT — CBS)

Week 13: vs. New York Giants (Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1:25 p.m. PT — FOX)

Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. PT — CBS)

Week 15: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football (Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. PT —NBC)

Week 16: at Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Day on Monday Night Football (Monday, Dec. 25 at XX p.m. PT — ESPN)

Week 17: at Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1:25 p.m. PT — CBS)

A quick review of the schedule shows that the Raiders will play 5 Prime Time games this season – 3 on Sunday Night, 1 Monday Night and 1 Thursday night game..

As one of the most exciting teams in the NFL, the Raiders will have many chances to show off their talented team to the whole country in “Prime-Time”. Included in those 5 games is a special edition of Monday Night Football on Christmas Day as the Raiders match up against the Philadelphia Eagles.. Aside from the usual AFC West divisional opponents, the Raiders will also face the defending Super Bowl Champ New England Patriots in Mexico City in Week 11 on Sun Nov 19th. The Raiders will also face The Dallas Cowboys in week 15 on Sunday Night Football on Dec 17th, which should be a battle between the conferences top teams..

Lots of excitement already for this years Raiders!! You can get more information on the 2017 Oakland Raiders schedule here.

Raiders QB Derek Carr and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Have Fun Exchange on Twitter

Derek Carr is having none of what Stephen A. Smith has to offer Tuesday, Daniel Mano of Bayareanewsgroup reports.

In the wake of comments Carr made Monday, seemingly his first lesson in relocation awkwardness, the Raiders quarterback called out the ESPN personality on Twitter.

When tweeted a video of Smith’s criticism, Carr calmly and surely shut down First Take — the program co-hosted by Smith.

Smith argued that Carr must have gumption to disqualify any Raiders fans, based on a reaction to Carr’s comments that the QB later called a misunderstanding.

“To literally say they’re not real fans, with the nonsense and the ineptitude that they have tolerated for more than a decade while still supporting this franchise?” Smith said. “He’s got a lot of nerve saying that.”

Seems like Carr — who clarified that he “loves ALL Raiders fans” in a tweet Monday night — disagrees with Smith’s interpretation of his comments.