Published: Thu, February 13, 2020
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Ohio State Football Players Arrested For Rape, Kidnapping

Ohio State Football Players Arrested For Rape, Kidnapping

Two Ohio State University Football players have been arrested on rape and kidnapping charges.

Wint and Riep are being held in the Franklin County Municipal Jail without bond, online records indicated.

Ohio State has issues a statement saying that they are aware of the charges and arrests and that both players have been suspended from all team activities. They have been suspended from all activities involving the program.

According to a Columbus Police Department affidavit of probable cause, a woman said she began having consensual sex with Riep at the apartment he shared with Wint on February 4.

For OSU, Riep appeared in 12 games previous year during his sophomore season, recording tackles against Minnesota, Rutgers and Nebraska, the website states.

According to police reports, a woman said she and Riep were engaging in consensual sex when she asked to stop.

The woman says she told Riep she didn't want to continue.

The docs say that's when Wint entered the room. and the two men forced the woman to commit sex acts against her will.

The criminal complaint alleges Riep grabbed the woman by the neck, forcing her to her hands and knees before raping her.

Wint is accused of holding the woman's face, according to court documents. Police say Wint told the woman she needed to say what happened was "consensual on a video".

Riep, a senior cornerback from Cincinnati, has appeared in 37 games for the Buckeyes.

Wint, who played safety, is from Brooklyn, New York, and is majoring in human development and family science. "We will share more information when it becomes available".

Riep and Wint were largely backups this past season for the Buckeyes, whose 2019 campaign ended with a loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

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