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Report: Ex-Ohio St. commit charged with rape

Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:34 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2012 4:58 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Former Ohio State recruit Roger Lewis has been charged with two counts of rape.

The wide receiver from Pickerington Central turned himself in to Pickerington, Ohio police on Wednesday after being contacted by the police on Tuesday according to ThisWeekNewspapers

According to the report, Lewis has been charged with two counts of rape of an 18-year old woman. Both charges are first-degree felonies. It's alleged that Lewis raped the alleged victim twice, once in December and once on January 6th. According to Pickerington police commander Matt Delp, it's believed that the alleged victim is an acquaintance of Lewis.

The police also say that Lewis has been under investigation for over a month. Earlier in January he had been pulled over and cited for speeding and driving under suspension in the alleged victim's vehicle with the alleged victim as a passenger. It was after Lewis was pulled over with the alleged victim that she first reported the incidents to the police.

Lewis had been a member of Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class until earlier this week. That's when the Columbus Dispatch first reported that Lewis would be exploring other options when it came to where he would play football in college. Ohio, Marshall and Bowling Green were all mentioned as possible landing spots for Lewis in the story.

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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:34 am

Report: Ex-Ohio St. commit charged with rape

If it turns out badly, Lewis can play for Mark Dantonio under his uber-successful "Jumpsuit Orange to Spartan Green" program.  In his defense, I am perplexed at why she went out with him a second time, one month later, if he did something inappropriate the first time.  There could be more here than meets the eye.  A good defense attorney might have a field day if this goes to court.  Driving with a suspended license doesn't exactly make it look like Lewis has a lot of respect for the legal system, though.  
I just hope that the legal system gets it right and justice is done either way.  


Since: Feb 4, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:18 am

Report: Ex-Ohio St. commit charged with rape

previous comment a response to ba_bahawkus

Since: Feb 4, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:16 am

Report **:EX ** Ohio St. commit charged with rape

For starters, the media mentions the Buckeyes to stir up issues.  Secondly, Tressel was not at fault for players that can't obey rules.  Placing him in the middle of a no win situation, Gene Smith threw an honorable man to the media wolves and the idiots in the public that can't see the truth in any situation (as in you). Since you are obviously not very bright (based on your comments), I suggest you stay out of the discussion.  This guy was a recruit right up to he point of the offense, then summarily kicked. So, do your research, then if you actually have something of value to say, then keep it to yourself since no one here wants to hear from you.

Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:40 pm

Report: Ex-Ohio St. commit charged with rape

This kid is an ex-OSU recruit!!  I love when moron haters run their mouth like they have any idea what is going to happen.  If Urban brings 2 National Championships to Columbus and then decides to leave like he did in Florida then it was all worth it!!  However in this instance Meyer is coming home to the team he loves and will be around for a while.  The guy is ruthless on the recruiting trail and will have the Buckeyes contending for titles every season.

Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:34 pm

Report: Ex-Ohio St. commit charged with rape

The trickle before the deluge, Suckeyes.  What did you expect from a flaming diva like Urban?  Upstanding citizens on the football field?  Hahahahah, be glad the only thing good is that he wants to go coach his butbudy Teeby-Weeby, so he'll only stick around Cbus a few years.  The same thuggery that he allowed in Florida, he will allow in your backyard.  Just like Tressel, the same things that happened in Youngstown happened in Cbus.  And you spent $40mil for the privilege. 

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