Former UGA linebacker Adam Anderson has agreed to a plea deal, reducing felony rape charges to a misdemeanor for sexual battery. The plea agreement, finalized on Monday, limits his sentence to 12 months, half of the duration prosecutors sought, as detailed in court documents.

Under the terms, Anderson is prohibited from contacting the two accusers in any manner, required to comply with a permanent protection order, and barred from discussing the case on social media.


The charges arose following Anderson’s arrest in November 2021 after a 21-year-old woman alleged that he sexually assaulted her during a party on October 29, 2021. According to the initial report, the woman claimed she found herself in a bed at an Athens residence with Anderson engaging in non-consensual intercourse. She managed to leave the residence afterward.

Another woman accused Anderson of assault in an incident purportedly occurring in October 2020 in Oconee County.

Amid investigations by Athens-Clarke County Police concerning the alleged rape, Anderson faced suspension from Georgia Football. He surrendered voluntarily and was released on a $25,000 bond.

To commence his sentence, Anderson is required to report to the Athens-Clarke County Jail by Saturday.

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