Report: Three Freshman Ohio State Football Players Linked to Alleged Rape

By 11W Staff on March 12, 2013 at 6:22p

WSYX, the ABC affiliate for Columbus, is reporting three Ohio State freshman football players are linked to an alleged rape case [Ed - WSYX pulled the story from their site, but stood by the report on their 11 p.m. newscast.] due to their names surfacing in a search warrant filed by the OSU police department.

The alleged victim reported the incident to police In November. She says It happened after a party in October. She tells police she and two friends met three football players and she went back to their room with one of them.

She said they were "fooling around" in his bed when a second player started touching her. She said she didn't want to do that so she went into the bathroom. There she told police, the second player forced her to have oral sex.

In the search warrant, police say the first player said the girl came back to his room with him, and he got into his bed. He said she jumped on top of him and started kissing  him. After a while, he decided didn't want to do that because he had a girlfriend back home.

Details are sparse right now and WSYX 6 was unable to get a comment out of anyone at Ohio State, with the school saying it was an "ongoing investigation."

The report further alleges that one of the players involved left the team last week. It's not difficult to figure out who they are referring to, but it's also worth pointing out that we shouldn't rush to judgment on any details of this case.

We'll have more as this develops.

UPDATE [8:58 p.m. ET]: WSYX yanked the story from their website.

UPDATE [11:28 p.m. ET]: WSYX reported on the story again during their 11 p.m. newscast.

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