League star Hayne accused of rape in US

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Jarryd Hayne

NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been accused of raping a woman in the United States in late 2015 when he was playing with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.

In a civil suit, the woman claims Hayne took her back to his San Jose home and raped her when she was drunk.

She met some of Hayne's friends when working at a local restaurant and they all caught up after a 49ers game, documents lodged in a County of Santa Clara court state.

The documents say the woman, who isn't named, took Hayne's "undergarment" following the alleged rape in case she needed proof of the incident.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office reviewed the criminal case after the woman went to the police in May 2016, California's The Mercury News reports.

The case was rejected in October 2016, however, due to insufficient evidence.

Comment was being sought from Hayne's NRL club Parramatta.

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