NFL Colts Player Josh McNary Accused of Rape

NFL launches investigation just days before big playoff game.
1:33 | 01/15/15

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Tonight on the eve of a big new game in the NFL, the tough new personal conduct policy getting a test. Here's Ryan smith. Reporter: Indianapolis colts linebacker josh Mcnary today, dodging cameras. The NFL, benching him, less than 24 hours after he was charged with rape. And just as the colts prepare for their biggest game of the season, taking on the new England patriots for a shot at the super bowl. We've placed josh on the commissioner's exempt list, which will give him time to take care of things he needs to take care of. Reporter: The case against Mcnary, a west point graduate, began in December, when his accuser met him in a bar. They went to his apartment, where she says they got into a physical fight and Mcnary sexually assaulted her. When police arrived to question him, Mcnary told them, I know why you're here, gesturing to his bed sheets. Saying, I preserved it for you because I knew you would be coming. That's why the league and the colts had to move quickly. They said, this is something we have to take care of and we take it seriously. Reporter: Mcnary pleaded not guilty, his lawyer saying the linebacker unhesitatingly denies all accusations made against him. Rieb Ryan with us now. The NFL launching its own investigation? Yes, and his season may be over. And beginning tomorrow, travel and trade with Cuba may be over.

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