Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ohio State recruit Chris Carter arrested
By ESPN.com staff
Talk about terrible timing.
Ohio State recruit Chris Carter Jr. was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fondling as many as eight girls while pretending to measure them for ROTC uniforms. Carter, a 6-foot-4, 330-pound offensive lineman from Cleveland's John F. Kennedy High School, spent Tuesday night in jail. There's no word yet on whether he'll still sign with the Buckeyes.
ESPN Recruiting rates Carter as the nation's No. 26 guard.
From The Cleveland Plain Dealer:
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 sweatshirt 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 then put his arms under her arms from behind and attempted to pull her bra up."
The girl told police she refused to cooperate and left the room. 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.
We'll have to see how things play out, but this certainly looks bad for Carter and his future with Ohio State. Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel will meet with reporters at 4 p.m. ET.