Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep Kicked off Ohio State Football Team After Rape and Kidnapping Charges

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Ryan Day has dismissed two Buckeyes football players accused of kidnapping and rape | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Head coach Ryan Day opted to dismiss two senior Ohio State Buckeyes football players from the team Wednesday in light of disturbing criminal charges filed against both of them.

Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were each charged Tuesday with kidnapping and rape, both first-degree felonies, in court in Franklin County, Ohio, and were subsequently arrested early Wednesday. In an official statement, Day declined to speak on the criminal charges against either of them.

The alleged incident took place last week. Law enforcement maintains that an unnamed victim was having sex with Riep in the apartment he shares with Wint. Wint later entered the room and allegedly forced her to perform a sexual act on him while Riep physically restrained her.

Suffice to say that these two will not be playing football anywhere anytime soon. Each will have a chance to have his day in court, by as things stand, the allegations are severe. Ryan Day was right to act as swiftly as he has.