Indicted Ohio State Football Players Released from Team | Athletic Business

Indicted Ohio State Football Players Released from Team

Two Ohio State University football players who were charged with rape and kidnapping in relation to a Feb. 4 incident have been dismissed from the team.

Amir I. Riep, a 185-pound cornerback entering his senior season, and Jahsen L. Wint, a 198-pound redshirt senior safety, were arrested and booked into Franklin County Jail early Wednesday. The 21-year-old men are set to be arraigned Thursday morning.  

"I am not making any statement on criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and expectations," head coach Ryan Day said in a statement. "The athletics department will make sure they both continue to have access to the health and well-being resources available to students and student-athletes."

Related: OSU Football Players Charged with Assault, Kidnapping

On Tuesday, The Columbus Dispatch reported in detail how Riep and Wint had allegedly forced a woman to have intercourse and later forced her to say it was consensual on video.

Both Riep and Wint have been charged with rape by threat of force and kidnapping for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity. The charges are first-degree felonies.

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