Ohio State might have to reverse its field on incoming recruit Chris Carter. No, not the Cris Carter that played for the Buckeyes in the 1980s and later the Minnesota Vikings. Referring to the 6-5, 350-pound offensive lineman from John F. Kennedy High School in the Cleveland area, Carter coerced female students at the school to strip for him while he pretended to measure them for ROTC uniforms, according to a police report filed after his arrest yesterday.
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 sweat shirt 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.”
And that was the underwire that broke the pervert’s back, to coin a phrase.
Police said when they talked to Carter he admitted that he had fondled other girls using the same ruse. Police asked him to give them the book that he used to record the measurements and he turned it over.
“The book revealed more victims,” the report said, noting there was measurement information for eight girls in the book.
Another victim told police that Carter stopped her in the hallway and asked her to come into a room where he “asked her to take her clothes off. The victim took off everything except her panties” and then he measured her, police said in the report.
I don’t even have a joke for that, except that I’m glad I was never in ROTC. Ohio State hasn’t made any announcement on the scholarship offer it had extended to Carter, but knowing Ohio State, they might just offer him two or three scholarships now. Hey, he’s a big boy. He’s good for it.