Two Ohio State football players dismissed amid rape charges

These photos provided by the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff show Jahsen Wint, left, and Amir I. Reip, right. Police say two Ohio State University football players have been charged with rape and kidnapping. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 21-year-old defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint were booked into jail early Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Franklin County Ohio Sheriff via AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping.

Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they were charged with sexually assaulting a woman on Feb. 4 at the players' shared apartment.

"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," coach Ryan Day said in a statement. "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."

Day said he would not comment further on the case.

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