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Ohio State Buckeyes football playres charged with rape, kidnapping

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two defensive players for the Ohio State University football team have been charged with rape, accused of participating in the sexual assault of a woman.

Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police with rape and kidnapping in warrants issued for their arrest.

Riep is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback entering his senior season, while Wint is a 6-foot, 198-pound redshirt senior safety, according to court documents and the Ohio State Buckeyes website.

Riep and Wint were booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday, according to jail records. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court.

The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment that Riep and Wint share on Columbus’ Northwest Side.

Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson issued the following statement: “We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged. They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”

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