Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Sammie Lee Hill has been named in a possible rape that occurred in an Atlanta hotel room on or around December 5. TMZ initially broke the story. Per the report, Hill and the women had consensual sexual relations and fell asleep. The woman woke up to Hill’s hands around her neck and him penetrating her with his penis.
She returned to Texas and filed a report with the Houston police department who took it as a “courtesy” and forwarded it to the Atlanta police. The Atlanta police are investigating the matter.
Hill’s attorney Ed Garland released a statement yesterday where he stated Hill was cooperating with police and that the claim was an extortion attempt. Hill has not yet been charged.
The Titans released the following statement:
“We will let the police investigate the allegation, and we will provide any assistance they need,” the Titans said in a statement Monday. “We have discussed the matter with Sammie, and we will continue to gather facts.”
The details are scant and there is no word yet on why Hill was in Atlanta on December 5 which is a Friday and not a day off for the Titans. We will update you as more information becomes available.