(Yeah, this will end well in the comments section.)
Ohio State’s signing of the No. 2 player in the country on signing day has been tempered somewhat by the news that one of the Buckeyes’ verbal commitments was arrested on some very serious charges overnight.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chris Carter, an offensive lineman out of JFK High School in Cleveland, “was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fondling as many eight girls while pretending to measure them for JROTC uniforms.” The 18-year-old Carter was still jailed as of this morning, and is not expected to be released until Thursday at the earliest.
From the paper:
Cleveland police said a 15-year-old girl told officers that Carter took her out of her classroom and into a room behind the JFK auditorium and told her he needed to measure her for the uniform.
“Once inside the room, [Carter] asked the victim to take off her sweat shirt and shirt so he could take her measurements,” the police report said. “He cut off the lights. . . and stated ‘I need you to take your bra off.’ The arrested male than put his arms under her arms from behind and attempted to pull her bra up.” …
Another victim told police that Carter stopped her in the hallway and asked her to come into a room where he “asked her to take her clothes off. The victim took off everything except her panties” and then he measured her, police said in the report.
The 6-5, 330-pound lineman verbally committed to OSU in March of 2010. It seems highly unlikely that, after the events of the past 24 hours, the three-star player will be able to fulfill what the paper called his lifelong dream of playing for the Buckeyes.