Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced moments ago that he has dismissed senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint from the team.
On Tuesday night, the two players were arrested and charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Day originally suspended Riep and Wint from all team activities, but ultimately made the decision to remove them from the program.
According to a report from Eleven Warriors, Riep and Wint are accused of “forced vaginal intercourse with (the victim) … by purposely compelling said victim to submit by force” during an incident that allegedly occurred on February 4. Even though the legal investigation is still ongoing, their time with the Buckeyes is through.
"I am not making a statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and m expectations," Day said in a statement moments ago.
The alleged details provided by Riep and Wint's accuser, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court affidavit obtained by Eleven Warriors, are shocking.
The victim began to have consensual sex with Riep before she stopped and moved away from him, telling him that she “did not want to continue,” per the summary statement of facts in a Franklin County Municipal Court affidavit in support of probable cause. Wint then entered the room, and Riep asked if he could join before forcing her to have non-consensual sex, per the affidavit. Riep then held her in place while Wint forced oral sex on the victim, according to the summary statement of facts.
Wint and Riep each played in 13 games for the Buckeyes this season.
Riep recorded 20 tackles and a pair of interceptions while Wint made nine tackles and added a sack.