Wide receiver Roger Lewis won't be making his commitment decision on National Signing Day. Instead, the Division I recruit is being held in jail on two counts of rape. Lewis, who played at Pickerington Central High School in Ohio, helped his team reach Ohio's Div. I state football title game in 2011.
Lewis was charged with two first-degree felony counts of rape, both on the same woman. After a month long investigation, Lewis, who is 18, will be charged as an adult. As of Tuesday night, Lewis was being held on $250,000 bail in Fairfield County Jail, and will be arraigned Wednesday.
Lewis was expecting to attend a signing day ceremony at Pickerington Central, where he would make his commitment decision on where to play next season. He had narrowed his choices down to Ohio University, Marshall and Bowling Green. He had also received offers from Ohio State, West Virginia and Arizona.
He had previously committed to Ohio State, but the commitment fell through over concerns he would not qualify academically. It's unclear how this will affect his scholarship offers, but if he is convicted, he won't be playing football anytime soon.