Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint face charges of rape and kidnapping, stemming from an alleged incident last week. Riep and Wint were booked into jail early Wednesday after warrants had been issued for them. They were charged with first-degree felonies Tuesday in Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court.
Ohio State said in a statement that it is aware of the charges and arrests and that both players have been suspended from all team activities. A woman told police she was hanging out with Riep at the apartment he shares with Wint on Feb. 4 when they began to engage in consensual sex, according to an affidavit. The woman stopped and told Riep she didn’t want to continue.
Wint then entered the room and asked if he could join. Wint allegedly grabbed the woman by her neck and raped her, she said in the affidavit. Riep held the woman down with his body while Wint forced oral sex, the affidavit stated. The woman pushed Wint away, according to the affidavit, but he again forced her to have oral sex.
They stopped after several minutes, and Riep, while laughing at the woman, told her she needed to say on video that what happened was consensual, according to the affidavit. Riep then told the woman she needed to shower before driving her back to her home.
Riep, a senior cornerback from Cincinnati, has appeared in 37 games for the Buckeyes. Wint is a senior safety from Brooklyn, New York, who has appeared in 35 games.