The woman accusing former Auburn player Landon Rice of first-degree rape has dropped her request for a protective order against Rice, according to Michael Niziolek of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
The motion to dismiss protection comes after Rice allegedly vowed to stay away from Auburn’s campus.
Rice, the plaintiff claimed on Sept. 12 when the order was first requested, harassed her as well as family and friends following the original rape complaint, which was filed with Auburn police on July 27.
From Niziolek’s report:
“On or about September 6, 2016, another friend of Rice’s contacted the Plaintiff one time and a friend of the Plaintiff numerous times about the matter attempting to intimidate the Plaintiff into withdrawing her complaint indicating “We will just have to go to war with this,” the motion states.
The alleged harassment, which involved Rice’s friends, included the distribution of fliers at the plaintiff’s sorority featuring warnings about “false accusations” and dropping “Title IX investigations.”
Rice, rated a 4-star tight end prospect out of high school, left the team earlier this month for “personal reasons,” according to coach Gus Malzahn.