UPDATE 2/12, 5:32 p.m. ET: The Ohio State football program has dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint after the two players were charged with rape and kidnapping. The news was announced in a statement from head coach Ryan Day.
Read it below.
I have dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint from our football program. I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and my expectations. 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. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, I will not be commenting further.
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Two 21-year-old football players from Ohio State University have been charged with kidnapping and rape. Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint have been taken into custody at Franklin County Jail, CBS' WBNS-TV reports.
On Feb. 4, Riep and Wint allegedly raped the victim after she engaged in consensual sex with Riep at his apartment with Wint, although she later told him she didn't want to continue. Wint reportedly walked into the room asking to join, at which point he is said to have grabbed the woman by her neck and raped her. The affidavit filed by police said Reip held the woman down as Wint forced her to have oral sex.
Wint allegedly held the victim "by the face ... with the purpose to engage in sexual activity with and against the will of said victim." The pair stopped and Riep allegedly forced her to say the incident was "consensual on a video recording while laughing at her." He then told her she had to take a shower before they would drive her home.
"We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged," Ben Johnson, Ohio State spokesman, said in a statement. "They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available."
Wint joined Ohio State's football team in 2016, while Riep joined in 2017.