WASHINGTON: Philadelphia Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor is under investigation by police, reportedly after a female dancer at a strip club accused him of sexually assaulting her.
“We are aware of the police investigation involving Nelson Agholor,” the NFL’s Eagles said in a statement.
“The organization has been in contact with Nelson and with the proper authorities in Philadelphia. Because of the legal nature of this matter, we will have no further comment.”
The incident involving a 27-year-old dancer allegedly occurred at Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club in south Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and was reported to police later that night.
Philadelphia police did not named Agholor as the suspect during a news conference on Friday but released a statement saying the allegation was “regarding a sexual assault and a member of the Philadelphia Eagles organization.”
Agholor was Philadelphia’s first-round pick in 2015. He caught 23 passes for 283 yards last season.