Jarryd Hayne has been accused of raping a woman during his time playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
The civil suit, lodged in the Santa Clara County court alleges the rugby league star engaged in non‑consensual sexual intercourse with a woman in December 2015.
According to the documents, the suit is an action for sexual battery, gender violence, infliction of emotional distress and negligence.
The woman, whose identity is protected, claims Hayne took her back to his San Jose home and raped her while she was drunk.
She reported the incident to the San Jose police department in May 2016 and an investigation was conducted.
The Santa Clara County district attorney’s office reviewed the case but it was rejected as there was not enough evidence to prove the allegations beyond reasonable doubt.
Since the matter was dismissed as a criminal case, it is now being pursued through the civil courts.
Hayne joined the 49ers after leaving the Parramatta Eels in 2014 to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL.
Source: The Guardian