Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary has been charged with one count of rape according to reports from Fox 59 in Indy.
The Colts had been preparing for a huge matchup in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots this weekend. Those preparations will be thrown into chaos by the news that McNary - who despite not being an every down player will leave a hole in their playbook - will be missing ahead of their trip to Foxboro.
Court documents that were filed on Wednesday show that the 26-year old McNary has been charged with one count of rape, one count of criminal confinement and one count of battery.
The accuser told police that the rape happened in the early hours of Dec. 1, after she had spent the night out drinking with coworkers at several downtown Indianapolis bars. At the end of the night she ended up at the apartment of a man she didn't know, McNary.
She alleges that she and the male had a physical fight before she was sexually assaulted. She then took the man's cell phone and left the apartment and contacted the police after returning to her residence. When police went to McNary's home to execute a search warrant, they saw a pile of bedding by the washing machine. McNary told them "I preserved it for you because I knew you would be coming," the records said. He also pointed to a couch and said, "That's her stuff right there," according to the records.
The Colts released a statement about the charges earlier today.
We are aware that there has been a report about Josh McNary, but unfortunately that's the limit of our knowledge. At this time we are very concerned and trying to find out what the relevant facts are, but we have insufficient information to venture any opinion. As we learn more we will make appropriate updates.
The Colts have contacted the NFL to put McNary on the Commissioner's Exempt List, the same exemption list that Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy went on.
McNary was signed by the Colts in April 2013 after he served two years of active military service after attending Army. When he graduated Army, he was the school's all-time leader in sacks (28.0) and tackles for loss (49).
In 2014, McNary played in 15 games for the Colts and started four, registering 16 tackles and half a sack.