Report: Rape claim at Jets player home

May 25, 2009 7:27:19 PM PDT
New Jersey police are investigating a woman's claim that she was raped by two men at the home of Jets safety Kerry Rhodes. The New York Post reported in Monday editions that the woman, a Canadian tourist, said she met Rhodes and another man at a Manhattan nightclub before being taken to a home in Morristown, N.J., where Rhodes owns a town house, according to authorities.

Rhodes, in a statement released through a Jets spokesman, said he was not one of the accused.

"I briefly talked with police on Saturday regarding an incident that allegedly took place at my home. The police confirmed to me that I am not the subject of this allegation."

Morristown Police Lt. David Ackerman told the Post the investigation is ongoing but declined further comment.

The Jets issued a statement on Monday: "The Morris County prosecutor's office has stated that Kerry Rhodes is not the target of any criminal investigation. We refer all further questions regarding this investigation to the prosecutor's office."

Rhodes, who was drafted out of Louisville in 2005, signed a $33 million, five-year contract extension with the Jets last year.


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