The offseason is already off to a disastrous start for Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes, as a modicum of excitement from a strong National Signing Day has now been wiped away.
That's because cornerback Amir Riep and linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint have been arrested in Columbus on rape and kidnapping charges. The two young men were taken into custody and booked in the Franklin County Jail on Wednesday. This rough news comes less than a week after former OSU assistant Zach Smith was arrested for violating a protection order.
According to the police report, the two OSU players forced intercourse with a young lady on Feb. 4. The report states the victim had initially engaged in consensual intercourse with Riep, but then stopped and said she didn't want to continue. Riep didn't stop, while Wint entered the room soon after to engage in sexual activity.
To make matters worse, Riep filmed the victim and reportedly made her admit on camera the entire act was consensual before driving her home.
With spring football right around the corner, it's unknown if the two veteran players will remain with the team or not following this troubling look for the program.