Prosecutors filed charges of rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury against Indianapolis Colts backup linebacker Josh McNary on Wednesday.
Early Thursday morning, an attorney for McNary released a statement saying his client "unhesitatingly" denied the allegations and had immediately reported Wednesday night to law enforcement officials in a "respectful and peaceful" manner.
And the hits just keep on coming. Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Ray McDonald, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer and John Boyett are only some of the class of 2014 NFL arrests. There have been three in 2015, including Indianapolis LB, Josh McNary.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has granted the Colts' request Thursday to place backup linebacker Josh McNary on the league's commissioner exempt list.
McNary, primarily a special-teams player for the Colts, was charged Wednesday with rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury from an incident in the early-morning hours of Dec. 1, 2014. A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of McNary on Thursday.
The 26 year old who played his college ball at West Point enters a not guilty plea. The key wording is that Josh McNary has been formally charged.
The AFC title game against the New England Patriots on Sunday is the last thing for Josh McNary to be thinking about.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.