SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Jarryd Hayne, an Australian rugby player who briefly played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit.

A woman claims Hayne took advantage of her after a night of drinking in 2015 in San Jose, when Hayne was playing for the 49ers.

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The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for sexual battery, distress and other violations.

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Hayne’s lawyer said he “unequivocally and vehemently” denies the allegation.

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Hayne played for the 49ers for eight games in 2015 before retiring from the NFL the following year in a failed attempt to join the Fiji Olympic rugby team. He is now playing for a professional rugby team in Australia.