COLUMBUS — Ohio State has dismissed defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint after their criminal rape and kidnapping charges.
“I have dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint from our football program,” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said in a university-released 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.”
Their dismissal comes after an indefinite suspension was handed down Tuesday.
Both Riep and Wint were charged with first-degree felony rape and first-degree felony kidnapping by the Franklin County Municipal Court. Warrants were issued for their arrests.
The two were booked Wednesday and will appear before the Franklin County Municipal Court on Thursday.
Both Riep and Wint appeared sparingly during the Buckeyes College Football Playoff run in 2019.
Riep, a senior from Cincinnati Colerain High School, was a four-star recruit when he signed with the Buckeyes, but he’s never been able to carve out a consistent role in the secondary. He was going to compete in spring ball for a starting job at cornerback, but his production has never matched up to his recruiting profile and likely would have continued to come off the bench. He finishes his career with the Buckeyes with 33 career tackles in 37 career games, and he had an interception against Michigan in the Buckeyes rivalry win. He was the backup safety for Shaun Wade, and when Wade was ejected from the Fiesta Bowl, Riep filled in for him.
Their arrest ends their Ohio State careers.