No. 2 Oklahoma is set to face No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl New Year's Day, with the victor facing the Clemson-Alabama victor for the right to play for the 2017 College Football Playoff championship.
Charges have not yet been filed against Anderson but he was reportedly ordered to pay the court costs in the protective order filing, and a hearing has been scheduled for December 18th.
Anderson's Oklahoma City-based attorney, Derek Chance, released a statement to multiple news outlets Tuesday morning refuting the claims and stating Anderson's innocence.
The woman alleges that she had just met Anderson on the night in question, and was going to hire an Uber to pick her up, but Anderson's friends were "insistent" that she go with him.
"There are undoubtedly true victims of sexual assault, for whom Mr. Anderson carries a tremendous amount of compassion". She said she initially remembered kissing Anderson and vomiting. Last weekend, she said, she started recalling graphic sexual details from what transpired later that night.
According to the Tulsa World, the accuser, who wrote in her statement that she is "scared" for her safety because Anderson knows where she lives, is a University of Oklahoma employee.
In the statement, Chance said the woman filed the protective order after she had attempted to pursue a relationship with Anderson and Anderson "declined several social invitations" from the woman.
An emergency protective order against Anderson has been issued.
University of Oklahoma officials said on Monday they are aware of the incident and investigating. Heading into the national semifinals against Georgia on January 1, it appears Oklahoma has another bad situation on its hands.
The Sooners are fortunate that that they have two highly talented running backs like Sermon and Adams to bring in if Anderson is unavailable to play.
Anderson, a redshirt sophomore from Katy, Texas, has a team-high 960 rushing yards to go along with 11 touchdowns on the ground. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Mixon in the second round of this year's draft.