Indianapolis Colts linebacker charged with rape

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Josh McNary (Credit: WXIN)

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts backup linebacker Josh McNary has been charged with felony rape, a spokeswoman for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.

McNary, 26, has not yet been arrested, Peg McLeish said, but an arrest warrant was signed by a judge.

The alleged rape occurred on December 1 in his apartment, McLeish said.

McNary was also charged with felony criminal confinement and misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury.

According to WXIN, the victim told Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) sex crimes detectives that she met an unknown man at a downtown bar and went to his apartment. She says that a fight broke out before McNary allegedly raped her.

The Colts said they were aware of media reports about the incident.

“But unfortunately that’s the limit of our knowledge,” the Colts said in a written statement. “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.”

McNary is listed as a second-string inside linebacker for the Colts, who play the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship game. He has 28 tackles in 15 games this season.

The 6-foot, 251-pound player is in his second season. He played collegiate football at Army and served in the military from 2011 to 2013 before joining the Colts.

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