Former Ohio State football players, Amir Riep, and Jahsen Wint, who were kicked off the team in 2020 after they were charged for rape, were found NOT guilty KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt


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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Former Ohio State football players, Amir Riep, and Jahsen Wint, who were kicked off the team in 2020 after they were charged for rape, were found NOT guilty

Former Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, who were kicked off the team in 2020 after they were charged for rape, were found NOT guilty. 

They would’ve been in the NFL right now. “They ruined the lives of two people and now they’re like “Sorry! Good luck”.

The Ohio State football players, their fans, and their families have gone through a troubling period since players Amir Riech and Jahsen Wint was accused of rape and kidnapping.

In 2019, the duo was suspended from the football program for the charges brought by a 19-year-old woman who claimed she was raped by these two in their shared flat. The following year, she filed a lawsuit on two counts of rape and kidnapping.

After a lengthy and extensive investigation, the court delivered its ruling on the verdict provided by the juries of court on Tuesday.

The jury took two sessions of deliberation after the defendants showed their evidence to the court and reached their verdict on Thursday. The jury found the defendants not guilty on all of the charges brought by the victims during her sophomore year.

Riep’s attorney, Dan Sabol, and Wint’s attorney, Sam Shamansky, fought tooth and nail for their client’s innocence and proved it by showing multiple confession video clips after the sexual encounter that narrated their interaction was consensual.

However, it appeared the victim regretted the act of excitement later, and her father insisted she bring charges against the Buckeyes duo. What a knee slapper! I also think it was a horrible choice of actors in the Feb. 10 letter "Biden channeled John Wayne."

John Wayne has been cancelled and demonized by the liberals for his treatment of the American Indian in his movies. I think Pee Wee Herman would substitute nicely for his description of Biden.

In the meantime, the accuser of these young men goes on with her life and there seems to be no public consequences to her reputation for bringing about a false accusation. 

I understand wanting to protect victims of suspected or confirmed rape and other crimes by not publishing their names in many situations. However, a jury finds that no crime was committed, shouldn’t the person making the false accusations be named? Two former Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint have been found not guilty of rape, but their reputations and lives have been forever altered by an accusation found to be false by a jury. (Feb. 10 article "Two ex-OSU football players found not guilty in rape trial")

Reip and Wint were arrested on Feb. 11, 2020, and charged with two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping. The two were dismissed from OSU’s program a day later. The two former standout players were accused of raping a then-19-year-old woman at their apartment on Feb. 4, 2020. 

Both players initially pleaded not guilty to the accusations and maintained their innocence through a three-day trial. Reip, who originally met the accuser via Snapchat in Dec. 2019, provided video evidence in which he asked the woman if their sex was consensual. 

When asked why he recorded her testimony, Reip said it was because the team staff instructed Ohio State players to get consent on the record. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the woman testified Tuesday that she consented to the recording because she “was worried I couldn’t go home if I didn’t."

"I'm grateful," Riep said of the verdict via The Dispatch. "And you grow through what you go through."

Riep, a member of the 2017 recruiting class, is currently majoring in sports management and has two semesters left at Ohio State before graduation. Wint, a member of the 2016 recruiting class, finished his degree in human development in 2020, but the university withheld his degree pending the outcome of this trial.

Equally importantly, the state licenses, and through other boards or departments regulates, any number of professionals who provide services which can potentially lead to similar behavior. 

Do these regulatory entities suffer from some of the same flaws exposed by the Dispatch? What are they doing? What will the General Assembly do? How will other criminal behavior be handled such as misappropriation of property or theft of assets?

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