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Football: Former Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn found not guilty on two counts of rape

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern file photo

Bri’onte Dunn, a former backup running back at Ohio State from 2012-15, was found not guilty on two counts of rape, according to the case docket with the Franklin County Clerk of Courts.

A third count of rape had been previously dismissed by prosecutors.

Facing 22 yards in prison, Dunn was charged on Oct. 5, 2017, with forcing himself on a woman three times after she had picked him up after him being stranded on Aug. 20, 2017.

Dunn testified Thursday he had casual, but consensual sex with this women he met on a dating app last year, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  

Dunn was dismissed from the Ohio State football team in 2015 for a violation of team rules. He was later charged with domestic violence and assault, though the charges of domestic violence were dismissed. He was found guilty on charges of assault on Feb. 6, 2017, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 730 days of probation, according to court documents. The 180-day sentence was suspended and not served.

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