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Ohio State recruit accused ‘of fondling as many as eight girls’

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(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.

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26 Responses to “Ohio State recruit accused ‘of fondling as many as eight girls’”
  1. WingT says: Feb 2, 2011 4:22 PM

    Auburn will probably sign him

  2. 11inthebox says: Feb 2, 2011 4:34 PM

    okay, setting aside the obvious character, moral, and criminal issues…

    how does one student get the authority to remove another student from the classroom?

  3. dkhhuey says: Feb 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    Bah bye! I’m sure you’ll be getting fitted for a uniform yourself shortly… along with some groping by some hairy smelly guy named Big Bubba

  4. jaxupra says: Feb 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    So much for the “Big 10″ Let’s hear more about the SEC.

  5. brasho says: Feb 2, 2011 5:36 PM

    Wow, this pretty much puts the antics of Brandon Hogan (having sex with a girl in the school auditorium) or Tony Washington (having consensual sex with his sis—ok, maybe it doesn’t put this to shame) to shame.

  6. ctiggs says: Feb 2, 2011 5:47 PM

    stupid ass we could have used your fat ass, this is sad ohio state better not keep this guy this shows patterns for worse things to come

  7. burntorangehorn says: Feb 2, 2011 5:50 PM

    brasho, don’t forget Oklahoma’s Justin Chaisson, whose scholarship was honored after he took his girlfriend hostage and threatened her neck with a screwdriver.

  8. drexelvol says: Feb 2, 2011 6:21 PM

    @jaxupra – Hardly, this guy’s a prime candidate for USC when he gets out of jail.

  9. golfjackal says: Feb 2, 2011 6:38 PM

    Really? What are these kids thinking? He’ll end up playing in the SEC….

  10. bamasucks says: Feb 2, 2011 6:50 PM

    Big 10 fans projecting this kid to go to the SEC? what a shocker.

    just because the conference sucks, it doesn’t mean that the Big 10 doesn’t have their share of recruits with questionable character. but by all means, keep trying to drag the SEC into this embarrassing story.

  11. Deb says: Feb 2, 2011 6:53 PM

    If the allegations are true, hope someone’s soon measuring him for an orange jumpsuit. More disturbing is that girls of 15 are gullible enough to believe a male would be assigned to take their measurements and that he’d randomly pull them from class one at a time to measure them in empty, darkened, classrooms. Thank God he didn’t do more than grope.

  12. BrownsTown says: Feb 2, 2011 7:34 PM

    When did Quagmire learn to play football?

    Maybe they believed him because he was wearing his FBI hat from Spencer’s.

  13. dkhhuey says: Feb 2, 2011 7:53 PM

    BrownsTown – that is funny as hell!!!!

    Nothing like killing your potential career before it even has a chance to get started. Nice done idiot! Enjoy your time in the slammer

  14. inconsonance says: Feb 2, 2011 8:03 PM

    In addition to what Deb said, I’m curious as to why a football player is allowed to randomly pull students out of class. Aren’t teachers supposed to pay attention to this shit? I mean, they should at least try to find out why and verify it before they give the go ahead, right?

  15. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Feb 2, 2011 8:44 PM

    Hey cfbtalk, think you can put an update in the story that he has been released and will likely not be charged?

    Not sure what the ENTIRE story is, but curious how one student (who lets assume is probably well known if he is an athlete and getting scholly offers) can trick another into thinking he is in charge of taking measurements. How did he get her (them) out of class?

    Just need more info before I am ready to crucify this kid.

  16. bamasucks says: Feb 2, 2011 9:15 PM

    he likely won’t be charged? do you have a link?

    “Police said when they talked to Carter he admitted that he had fondled other girls using the same ruse. Police asked him to give them the book that he used to record the measurements and he turned it over.

    “The book revealed more victims,” the report said, noting there was measurement information for eight girls in the book. “

  17. buckeyeboy(used to be a couple of different things) says: Feb 2, 2011 9:41 PM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/02/chris-carter-arrested-ohio-state-recruit_n_817715.html

    this post talks about how the lawyer has said that carter has been released and that charges have been dropped.

    making no judgement, but sounds like the charges have been dropped

  18. titan40 says: Feb 2, 2011 11:16 PM

    Who knew Biggy Benny had a cousin playing football?

  19. ihateannouncers says: Feb 3, 2011 2:33 AM

    Apperantly,when used in a sentence, the name Chris Carter when paired with Ohio State is usually followed by violation and ineligible. Anyone else find this ironic?? I’m sure Tressel will set him straight.

  20. cubano76 says: Feb 3, 2011 8:06 AM

    I know I shouldn’t laugh, but damn that’s just funny as hell.

  21. polegojim says: Feb 3, 2011 9:34 AM

    How sad it is for the girls, their parents, JFK, OSU, and that Carter developed himself into a sick human being.

    This isn’t a big ten or sec thing. Grow up.

    It’s a societal symptom of a sick public school system that shows little ability to resolve itself.

    Laugh it up.

  22. phillyb6 says: Feb 3, 2011 10:30 AM

    dkhhuey says:
    Feb 2, 2011 4:51 PM
    Bah bye! I’m sure you’ll be getting fitted for a uniform yourself shortly… along with some groping by some hairy smelly guy named Big Bubba

    I agree with you that he might go to jail… but Chris Carter is 6’5″ 330… “Big Bubba” might have his hands full…..

  23. inconsonance says: Feb 3, 2011 3:20 PM

    polegojim, I highly doubt that private schools are any less “sick.” All you’d need to do is ask any young man at a Catholic school. The odds of being regaled with a tale full of “bad touch” or worse are pretty good.

  24. wvjazzman says: Feb 8, 2011 1:05 PM

    OSU is keeping the scholarship open for him pending the investigation. That seems fair, although many schools would have dropped him like a hot potato just on the possibily of scandal that could affect the schools’ reputations.

    Then again, considering OSU’s decision to conveniently allow 5 players including their star QB to play in the bowl game and then suspend them for a bunch of meaningless (read “we can win without them”) games at the beginning of next season… it doesn’t surprise me in the least.

  25. 1historian says: Feb 11, 2011 2:41 PM

    1) OSU’s academics – When he was at OSU Basketball player Greg Oden took two courses – Sociology and The History of Rock and Roll

    Source: Sports Illustrated

    2) Not condoning what this kid is accused of having done but those girls are just plain down home stupid.

  26. 1historian says: Feb 11, 2011 2:43 PM

    One more thing – these “kids” are the grandchildren and in some cases the great-grandchildren of “the love generation.”

    Boy did we blow it.

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