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Monday, February 7, 2011
Ohio State recruit won't face charges

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Some very good news for Ohio State recruit Chris Carter Jr., who won't face charges after being arrested last week for misdemeanor sexual imposition.

From The Columbus Dispatch:
Cleveland spokeswoman Maureen Harper said today that the city prosecutor's office concluded its investigation Friday, and "after a full review, there was not enough evidence of sexual contact to charge Mr. Carter with a crime."

Carter had been accused of fondling several girls at his high school while measuring them for ROTC uniforms. Carter spent last Tuesday night in jail and was released Wednesday but didn't sign his letter of intent with Ohio State.

The Buckeyes kept Carter's scholarship open and the offensive lineman is expected to sign with the team. Bucknuts.com reported Friday that Ohio State's coaching staff conducted its own investigation into Carter's situation.

Coach Jim Tressel couldn't comment on Carter's situation last week because Carter hadn't signed with the team but indicated the recruiting class might not be complete.

Now it looks as if Ohio State's 2011 class will top out at 24 players, including four offensive linemen.