Reports surfaced late Monday night that an emergency victim protection order has been issued against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson. Details of what led to the order are scarce at this time other than the complaint was filed in Cleveland County by a woman and according to NewsOK.com, the woman may be a University of Oklahoma employee.
The emergency protective order was filed by a University of Oklahoma employee in Cleveland County. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.
A spokesperson for the university said the school is aware of the situation and is gathering information. The Norman Police Department confirmed that there is a pending case involving Anderson.
“Due to the nature of the case, I really can’t give you any information,” A Norman PD spokesperson told NewsOK.com. “Due to the nature of the charge.”
“The case was done by a detective.”
Anderson, a redshirt sophomore, has become yet another reliable weapon for the Sooner’s offense over the last few weeks. After a couple of injury-plagued seasons, many projected Rodney to be the starter for Oklahoma heading into fall camp. However, by the time the season started, Anderson had fallen down the depth chart behind running backs Abdul Adams and Trey Sermon.
Anderson didn’t receive meaningful playing time until the seventh week of the season against Texas, but he made the most of it. He racked up 48 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries. He has received 10+ carries in every game since, including the Big 12 Championship where earned 93 yards on 24 carries. Anderson has 162 carries on the season for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns.