Indiana University running back/wide receiver Kiante Enis was kicked off the IU football team on Thursday after he was charged with two counts of felony child molestation. Enis, a 19-year-old freshman at IU, has been accused of having a relationship with a girl who is "13 years or younger." A press release that was put out by the police department in Randolph County, Ind. revealed that Enis and the unidentified girl "admitted to a consensual sexual encounter that occurred on at least two occasions." They told police that they are "friends within the community." Enis now faces a maximum jail sentence of 16 years and a fine of up to $10,000 if found guilty.
Enis hadn't suited up for the Hoosiers yet this season as a result of a concussion. But as a high school senior last year, he rushed for 2,393 yards, scored 42 total touchdowns, and was eventually named the top running back in state of Indiana. He also participated in track and field. He initially committed to play football at the University of Michigan, but he later changed his mind and decided to stay closer to home to play at IU. He was listed on the official team roster as of Thursday morning but was removed from it once the news about the charges filed against him started to circulate.