Two defensive players for the Ohio State University football team have been charged with rape, accusing them of participating in the sexual assault of a woman.
Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police with rape and kidnapping in warrants issued for their arrest.
Riep is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback entering his senior season, while Wint is a 6-foot, 198-pound redshirt senior safety, according to court documents and the Ohio State Buckeyes website.
Riep had not been served with his warrant as of late Tuesday night, according to court documents.
The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment that Riep and Wint share on Columbus’ Northwest Side.
Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson issued the following statement: “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.”
According to the Buckeyes website, Riep is majoring in sport industry and has played in 26 games and has 13 tackles. He was a unanimous 4-star prospect from Cincinnati.
Wint is majoring in human development and family science. He is in his fourth season with the program, though he red-shirted the 2016 season and is a junior in eligibility, according to the website. He was a 4-star prospect and rated as the Number 1 athlete in New York state by ESPN and the No. 1 safety prospect by Scout.