Ohio State suspends 2 players after rape, kidnapping charges

Ohio State football player Amir Riep

Ohio State football player Amir

Two Ohio State University Football players have been arrested on rape and kidnapping charges.

They were booked into jail early Wednesday and charged with first-degree felonies in Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court.

"We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged", the school said in a statement, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX.

Both Riep and Wint were suspended from football team activities indefinitely following the filing of the charges on Tuesday.

Riep appeared in 37 Buckeyes games, while Wint played in 35.

Columbus police alleged that the pair forced a woman to falsely admit on video that she engaged in consensual sex after being assaulted by the two men on February 4, The Columbus Dispatch reported, citing a police affidavit. The woman stopped and told Riep she didn't want to continue. That's when investigators say Wint entered the room and forced "oral penetration" on the woman while Riep "vaginally penetrated her".

Ohio State football player Jahsen Wint
Ohio State football player Jahsen

Wint is accused of holding the woman's face, according to court documents.

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As per ElevenWarriors.com, the affidavit notes that after the incident Riep filmed the victim and asked her to provide her name and state the intercourse had been consensual, before driving her back to her residence.

Both men are 21 and due to be seniors next season.

Wint, who played safety, is from Brooklyn, New York, and is majoring in human development and family science.

Riep and Wint were largely backups this past season for the Buckeyes, whose 2019 campaign ended with a loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

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