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Buckeye Football Recruit Arrested on Fondling Charge

Less than 24 hours before Chris Carter could turn in his national letter of intent and achieve his ambition of playing football for The Ohio State Buckeyes, Carter was arrested by Cleveland police on charges of allegedly fondling multiple female students at his high school.

Carter is a 6-foot-5, 350 pound three-star senior offensive lineman for John F. Kennedy High School and Ohio State was offering the blue-chip prospect a full scholarship. He was arrested Tuesday and is still in jail. Today is national signing day when college recruits can finally put their verbal commitments on paper with letters of intent.

Police reports accuse Carter of allegedly deceiving female students at his school by claiming he had to get their measurements for ROTC uniforms. Carter would take the women to a private area and the police report states that in one incidence, “once inside the room, Carter asked the victim to take off her sweatshirt and shirt so he could take her measurements,” for a uniform. In another case the police report said that after Carter turned off the lights in the room, Carter told the victim, “I need you to take off your bra,” after which Carter attempted to lift up the woman’s bra so he could take measurements.

Police said when they questioned Carter he turned over a book with the measurements of eight women. Carter was then arrested for “suspicion of sexual imposition.”