New details are surfacing regarding information about former Ohio State football recruit Brian Snead prior to his departure from the program. According to reports, the running back was named in a rape allegation before he announced his transfer after being dismissed.
The news comes from The Lantern report.
The former four-star recruit was found to “have violated the code of student conduct with charges of non-consensual sexual intercourse and non-consensual sexual contact.”
Snead never faced any criminal charges.
From the report:
The [police] report stated that on Sept. 13, Molly Peirano, assistant compliance director and deputy Title IX coordinator at Ohio State, was contacted by an unknown person from Ohio State athletics about the case, although the victim was not the one who reported it. The alleged incident took place on Sept. 11.
Peirano told police that a female student had gone to see a friend at Worthington Building, a south campus residence hall. At night, the friend left the room and Snead was said to have entered the room, and the victim said they had non-consensual sex. No further details were provided.
Before he transferred from the program, Snead played in the first two games of the 2018 college football season rushing 11 times for 37 yards and a touchdown.
It has since been reported that the running back enrolled at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
To kick off their 2019 campaign, Ohio State will be taking on the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, August, 31. The game will take place at Ohio Stadium with a kickoff scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET with live coverage available on FOX.