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D.A. clears Eagles wide receiver of strip club rape accusation

Philly D.A. Seth Williams said Nelson Agholor would not face charges for the alleged June incident.
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Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor won't face criminal charges for an alleged sexual assault at one of Philadelphia's most popular strip clubs, prosecutors announced Monday.

Agholor, 23,who experienced a disappointing first season with the Birds after he was a first-round pick in 2015, was accused of assaulting a 27-year-old femaleemployee ofCheerleader's Gentlemen's Club around 3 p.m. on June 9, 2016.

Prosecutors and police "thoroughly investigated the allegations," PhiladelphiaD.A. Seth Williams said in statement. "Our staff and the police reached the conclusion that we lacked sufficient evidence to bring chargesagainst Mr. Agholor, therefore no charges will be filed."

Teammates Fletcher Cox and Conor Barwin were also at the bar, but said they had left before the alleged incident.

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ANJ Advance Media report statedthat the employee accused Agholor after he only paid her $800 for what was supposed to be a $1,400 dance in the club's "Champagne Court" area.

The Eagles have not released any statement on the decision.

Agholor is expected to report to training camp on July 27 and practice with the team on July 28.

Additional reporting by Evan Macy

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