The Raiders got some much-needed help at cornerback by adding Gareon Conley out of Ohio State with the No. 24 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.
Initially expected to be a first-round pick, Conley was accused of sexual assault just days ahead of the draft. His lawyer strongly refuted the charges but said his client would voluntarily schedule a meeting with law enforcement after the draft. The Cleveland Police Department confirmed to Land-Grant Holy Land that this is an ongoing investigation.
Conley released a statement denying the allegations.
“The things being said about me and what happened that night are not true and don’t fit my character at all,” Conley said. “I realize that I put myself in the situation and I could have used better judgment.
Two, six, eight and thirteen – those were the numbers that, according to this fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the NHL Draft Lottery from Sportsnet, turned out to be the lucky ones for the Dallas Stars, awarding the team with the 3rd overall selection in the upcoming 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
It was an incredible bit of good fortune for the Stars, who entered this weekend with the 8th-best odds in the lottery, behind the seven teams that finished below them in this year’s regular season standings and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
The New Jersey Devils won the 1st overall pick, and the Philadelphia Flyers, in an even greater stroke of luck, the 2nd, despite having only the 13th-highest NFL Jerseys Outlet odds. Instead of picking 8th (or, in the absolute unluckiest of possible outcomes, dropping as low as 11th), the Stars will jump all the way up into 3rd.