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2014 Louisville signee arrested on felony sex charge

Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad

The college playing career of one of Louisville’s top defensive recruits in the Class of 2014 may be grounded before ever getting the chance to take off.

According to, linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad was arrested recently on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious behavior involving a victim between the ages of 12 and 16.  Police had determined during the course of an investigation that began last year that, with a greater than 99.99 percent probability, Rhaheed-Muhammad fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl.  The girl aborted the baby shortly after learning she was pregnant.

The girl claimed that, when she was 11, Rhaheed-Muhammad began touching her inappropriately.  She also claimed that she and Rhaheed-Muhammad had consensual sex in June of 2013, which resulted in the aborted pregnancy.

From the newspaper’s story:

The teen girl’s mother told police she bought a pregnancy test and confronted her daughter in October after seeing her daughter acting strangely. The mother said her daughter began crying, saying she had had sex with Rhaheed-Muhammad.

The girl and her mother signed a prosecution waiver.

Head coach Bobby Petrino is aware of the serious charge facing Rhaheed-Muhammad, but has not publicly stated what if any future the player has in the Cardinals football program.

Rhaheed-Muhammad was a three-star member of the UofL’s class this year coming out of high school in Fort Pierce, Fla, rated by as the No. 40 outside linebacker in the class and the No. 73 player at any position in the talent-rich state. Along with cornerback De’Eric Culver, Rhaheed-Muhammad was the highest-rated defensive member of the Cardinals’ latest recruiting class.

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13 Responses to “2014 Louisville signee arrested on felony sex charge”
  1. lolnfl says: Feb 25, 2014 5:04 PM

    petrino is back!

  2. floridacock says: Feb 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    I thought these mattes weren’t an issue at Louisville? (ie. Patrino and Patino)

  3. mauldawg says: Feb 25, 2014 6:10 PM

    He will still play at Louisville. Look at his coach.

  4. elwaysagenius says: Feb 25, 2014 6:21 PM

    Petrino probably knew this and went after this guy citing his great character

  5. seanb20124 says: Feb 25, 2014 6:22 PM

    This reminds me of the Duke Lax case

  6. gatiger says: Feb 25, 2014 6:33 PM

    Petrino is a scumbag. I hope he is wildly UNSUCCESSFUL @ Louisville. Quite a step down from Charlie Strong to Petrino.

  7. gatiger says: Feb 25, 2014 6:34 PM

    Thanks for removing steeler…..’s wildly inappropriate comment!

  8. handsofsweed says: Feb 25, 2014 6:47 PM

    Uh, other than the fact that there are members of the species Homo Sapiens involved in both instances, this case is NOTHING like the Duke Lax case, Seanb.

  9. cfballfan1 says: Feb 25, 2014 6:54 PM

    Bobby will give the kid a box of Trojans and tell him to gear up.

  10. tigersdawgs says: Feb 25, 2014 7:03 PM

    Easy case! Just get Jameis Winston’s lawyer!

  11. oruacat2 says: Feb 26, 2014 12:55 AM

    Local WPEC-TV/CBS12 News reported that he impregnated his own cousin?

  12. balfe13 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:24 AM

    All you geniuses comparing this to other cases (Duke, Winston), there were no pregnant women (or girls) with paternity tests in those cases. This is just… Wow. Absolutely crazy.
    I’m a law student, so innocent until proven guilty and all that, but there are some cases where you might want to just accept a plea deal immediately before any more details become public. This would likely be one of those cases.

  13. joenash72 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:42 AM

    This kid obviously needs the father-figure type of guidance that bobby P is gonna be able to provide.

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