The Raiders first-round draft pick, Gareon Conley, has not practiced once during training camp. The reason given: he has shin splints. Well Conley is claiming it isn’t true.
I don't have shin splints lol
— Gareon Conley (@_gconley8) August 10, 2017
Conley missed the beginning of training camp due to being the last first-round draft pick to sign his contract. But since he signed on July 28, Conley has not practiced. He is on the Raiders physically unable to perform list and can be activated at anytime during training camp.
Back on July 31, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Conley was not practicing because he had shin splints.
— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) August 10, 2017
There’s a clear disconnect between the Raiders and Conley. The first-year cornerback didn’t seem too pleased on Twitter that people were claiming he was out with shin splints.
Conley was one of the major headlines of the Raiders' offseason, as he was selected in the first round despite being accused of rape a few days prior to the NFL Draft. After a longer-than-anticipated investigation, a grand jury in Ohio decided that charges should not be pressed against Conley.
The Raiders showed faith in Conley when they drafted him, but now the team is not on the same page with him.
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