Anderson never faced charges

Updated: November 25, 2003, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- A woman was charged with lying to police for accusing Detroit Lions wide receiver Scotty Anderson of rape.

Prosecutor Mike Duggan said Tuesday that Nicole Dolores Milburn was not raped and did not have sex with Anderson.

Milburn was charged with filing a false police report. If convicted, she could face up to four years in jail.

Anderson never faced charges in the case.

"It is an unfortunate incident that is being dealt with properly," Lions coach Steve Mariucci said.

Anderson went on injured reserve last week with a sprained ankle. His 325 yards receiving are the most on the Lions (3-8).

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