Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint's Ohio State football careers are over.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day dismissed the two players from the football program on Wednesday. Their dismissals from the program come after they were charged with rape and kidnapping on Tuesday.
“I have dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint from our football program,” Ryan Day said in a statement. “I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and my expectations. The athletics department will make sure they both continue to have access to the health and well-being resources available to students and student-athletes. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, I will not be commenting further.”
Wint, a redshirt senior linebacker/safety, had been with the Buckeyes since 2016. Riep, a senior cornerback, had been with the Buckeyes since 2017. Both had one remaining season of collegiate eligibility.
Riep and Wint are the first Ohio State football players to be dismissed from the program for off-field issues since Brian Snead was dismissed from the university in November 2018 after a rape investigation by the university.