Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis arrested, accused of 2013 rape

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ATLANTA -- Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Georgia in 2013 while he was in college at Georgia Tech, authorities said Monday.

Gotsis turned himself in to police in Atlanta on Wednesday and faces charges of strong-arm rape, according to an Atlanta police incident report.

The incident allegedly happened on March 9, 2013 when Gotsis met a 25-year-old woman at a party through a mutual friend.

After the party, the two went to his home where he allegedly raped her.

Police said the woman, who is now 30, filed the report on Feb. 1.

The Broncos released a statement about the case.

"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."

Gotsis' lawyer, Sara Becker, issued a statement saying her client learned of the accusations last month.

“Although the incident in question allegedly occurred more than five years ago, Adam first learned of these shocking accusations last month. We immediately reached out to law enforcement and have proactively cooperated with all aspects of the investigation while maintaining communication with the team. While we were disappointed to learn of the turn the investigation was taking, we steadfastly maintain that the allegations are false. We will continue to advocate strongly for Adam's innocence.”

Gotsis was selected by the Broncos in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He started 13 games for the Broncos in 2017.

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