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Boston College DT charged with illegally taping sexual encounter

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With the offseason in full swing, our Rumor Mill usually fills up with two things: injuries and arrests/suspension. Now, it’s a long offseason, but we might have a winner in the latter category.

The Boston Globe reports that Boston College defensive tackle Jaryd Rudolph has been charged with illegally audio taping a sexual encounter, which reportedly took place between a fellow player and a female graduate student in a campus unit the two football players shared.

According to the report, Rudolph recorded the “encounter” on Feb. 15 with his cellphone and shared it with at least one member of the football team, violating the state’s privacy and eavesdropping law. The female student filed a complaint with campus police and Rudolph has been suspended from the football team. Additionally, the DT has been placed on university probation and will undergo educational training and counseling.

A junior who has seen sparse playing time, Rudolph pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today.

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14 Responses to “Boston College DT charged with illegally taping sexual encounter”
  1. mydixienormus says: Mar 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    Totally worth it!

  2. urfinished says: Mar 21, 2012 5:03 PM

    I think were going to need ALL the evidence on this story to be sure.
    Sooooo…someone share the vid…for investigative purposes of course…ya perverts.

  3. canetic says: Mar 21, 2012 5:07 PM

    Wow, that is the most pathetic charge ever. They must have run out of crimes to prosecute in Boston.

  4. opshuns says: Mar 21, 2012 6:02 PM

    If you have to see yourself, wouldn’t it be better to get on “Let’s Make a Deal”?

  5. gmsalpha says: Mar 21, 2012 11:53 PM

    A cell phone video was recorded, yet he was charged with illegally audio taping the encounter? I don’t get it.

    So had he video recorded it without sound, that’d have been okay?

  6. frug says: Mar 22, 2012 1:35 AM

    So had he video recorded it without sound, that’d have been okay?

    Believe it or not, in a lot of jurisdictions the answer is yes. The law is really slow to catch up to new technology.

  7. olskool711 says: Mar 22, 2012 10:20 AM

    First of all I think its bizarre that canetic’s post is receiving negative responses.

    Secondly, how did the roomate videotape the sexual encounter with his cell phone? This sounds fishy (no pun inteded). When the graduate student came to the room to get down and dirty did she allow the roomate to stay and watch? If so, then maybe her adventurous nature would suggest she should have let this pass.

    Did he set up his cellphone in a concealed space and then set some sort of timer to start when he imagined that the poor victim would be doing the wild thing? I doubt that.

    Did the roomate that did the riding set the phone up and start the taping?

    I’m all for disciplined football programs, but at face value suspending this guy seems inappropriate.

  8. birddog13 says: Mar 22, 2012 12:03 PM

    Are you guys just trying to act like you are uber cool to all the other neanderthals on this site or are you really that callous and uncaring for women? For anyone other than yourselves, for that fact?

    For most of us, being sexually intimate with someone is the most personal and private act we engage in in this life. Having it recorded without our knowledge and distributed for others amusement is a violation on *so* many levels I don’t know where to start.

    And that you all can be so callous not even a week after Dhuran Ravi was convicted of a similar (although admittedly worse) act at Rutgers that was , at the very least, a catalyst in someone else’s decision to take his own life… well, I am amazed at your ability to learn absolutely nothing and care absolutely not at all for the feelings of others.

    This act and these comments sicken me.

  9. lucky5934 says: Mar 22, 2012 1:43 PM


    Are you one of those sissy men who’s wife finishes his sentences for him and beats him for being too quick? Are you so overly wrapped up in defending women that you lose track of common sense? Watching someone record something with a cell phone camera is one of the most obvious acts in our culture. I call BS that this girl did not notice a guy holding an arm out with a cell phone camera recording them having sex. Maybe she was drunk, maybe she changed her mind and didn’t want it recorded after the fact. But you can’t tell me she was oblivious to this taping. And let’s be honest, it’s not like someone can set up a CELL PHONE from a distance and expect it to not only produce a quality image from far away, but stand up none the less. This girl obviously has her right to not have this shared and the guy was extremely wrong for sharing it with his friends. But make no mistake about it, she was more aware of the situation than what is being led on.

  10. urfinished says: Mar 22, 2012 1:45 PM

    Birdog…they are jokes. Not meant to be taken seriously. This is a college football blog. No one wished ill will on anyone. Go back to your desk at the ACLU.

  11. birddog13 says: Mar 22, 2012 2:05 PM

    @lucky. Dude, read the embedded link to the Boston Globe story (admittedly CFT does a poor job here). The player who was criminally charged here was NOT the one who had sex with this woman. She did NOT know this was being taped.

    @urfinished. So college football blogs give license to be a total boor? Jokes? Obviously, this woman found no humor in it. And it is PRECISELY because of blogs/fans/willing audiences who find this kind of thing “funny” that this kind of act keeps on happening.

    It is not a joke. It is a crime. Period.

  12. lucky5934 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:02 PM

    Let me revisit the point that you have to be relatively close to record someone with a cell phone (AND it turns out clearly). I understand the way the report was written. But again, let’s not remove the proximity factor because it is convenient for your opinion. And seriously “Dude” can’t people have fun on here without the Fun Police taking word to heart? Don’t you have some laundry to fold or something?

  13. guinsrule says: Mar 22, 2012 5:27 PM

    If everyone had to give their permission before they’re filmed having sex, there would be a lot less porn on web.

  14. joeswatzell says: Mar 29, 2012 9:47 PM

    Do all of you know the difference between AUDIO and VIDEO?
    I think the article said “Jaryd Rudolph has been charged with illegally AUDIO taping a sexual encounter.
    You folks asking to “SEE” the tape come off like idiots.
    As for “making the recording”? I can push record on my phone and walk away. It will record the AUDIO of anything in the room for 10 minutes.
    This story never should have left Boston.

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