Tag:Chris Carter
Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:08 pm

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Ohio State added a 24th and final member to its recruiting class yesterday, but that signee won't arrive in Columbus without some degree on controversy.

That signee is Chris Carter, the 6'6", 350-pound offensive lineman who on Signing Day, Feb. 1, was arrested on suspicion fondling multiple underage girls while pretending to measure them for ROTC uniforms. The arrest threw Carter's future with the Buckeyes into doubt, but a lack of evidence resulted in the case being dismissed shortly afterwards.

After "three weeks of looking into the situation," Jim Tressel elected to overlook the arrest and welcome Carter with open arms :
"He has had a great support system at home, as well as at his high school. ... They truly believe that Chris will have great success on and off the field at Ohio State."
Whether fair or not, Tressel will have to hope that makes good on that promise of "great success off the field," since few players in Columbus (if any) will be under as much scrutiny for their off-field behavior. But if Carter can prove the arrest and suspicion is truly behind him, the Buckeyes will be getting a huge building block for an offensive line that has occasionally struggled against top-flight competition in recent years.

Posted on: February 2, 2011 12:22 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2011 3:14 pm

OSU recruit arrested for allegedly fondling girls

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well this isn't the news that a football coach wants to hear on national signing day. Incoming Ohio State recruit Chris Carter was arrested for fondling as many as eight girls on Tuesday. Yes, you read that right. Carter allegedly was pretending to measure these girls for their ROTC uniforms.
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 than 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.
Carter admitted to police that he employed this ruse with a number of other girls, even handing over a notebook in which he kept track of the girls' measurements. According to the police, Carter pulled one girl out of the hallway and into a separate room to measure her, having her undress down to nothing but her panties before measuring her.

Carter is an offensive lineman who committed to Ohio State, though the school is yet to comment publicly on his arrest or what it may mean for his scholarship.

More Signing Day coverage is here  at CBS. 
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