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Ohio State football players Amir Riep, Jahsen Wint charged with rape, kidnapping

Posted at 7:26 AM, Feb 12, 2020

Police say two Ohio State University football players have been charged with rape and kidnapping.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 21-year-old defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint were booked into jail early Wednesday.

There was no word on whether the men had attorneys.

The woman says she was hanging out with Riep on Feb. 4 when they began to engage in consensual sex.

The woman says she told Riep she didn't want to continue. She says Wint entered the room and asked if he could join. Police say Wint told the woman she needed to say what happened was "consensual on a video."

Ohio State University released a statement to CNN and ESPN on Tuesday, saying that the school was "aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged." The school also said that the students had "been suspended from all activities involving the football program," and it would share more information when it became available.

Amir Riep, a Cincinnati native, is a junior safety at Ohio State. Wint, a native of Brooklyn, is a senior safety.