Ohio State kicks Amir Riep, Jahsen Wint off team over rape and kidnapping charge
Two Ohio State football players have been dismissed from the team following their charges for rape and kidnapping.
Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were charged late Tuesday night for allegedly raping a woman at their apartment on Feb. 4. The two men, both 21, were booked into the Franklin County Jail on Wednesday morning and are set to be arraigned on Thursday.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, an affidavit says Riep and a woman were having consensual sex at the apartment the two players share. The woman says she stopped, moved away, and did not want to continue. Wint allegedly then entered the room and asked if he could join.
The Dispatch shares more details:
Wint then allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and forced her onto her hands and knees and then raped her.
Riep then held her in place by the hips and with his body, while Wint forced oral sex.
The woman pushed Wint away but he forced her again to have oral sex.
Riep told the woman she needed to say on video that the sex was consensual. She asked him if he wanted her face on the video since she was crying.
Riep told the woman to take a shower and then dropped her off at her home. She reported the incident to police less than three hours after it occurred, the Dispatch reports.
“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged. They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available,” an Ohio State spokesperson said of the initial charges.
Head coach Ryan Day dismissed the two players.
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Both Wint and Wint were junior defensive backs on the football team last season. Riep had two interceptions last season and had 13 tackles in 26 games entering the season.