Three-star Louisville football recruit Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad was arrested Monday on felony charges of lewd lascivious behavior after allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old cousin, according to WPTV NewsChannel 5′s Will Greenlee
Police reportedly obtained a warrant for a DNA sample, which proved with nearly 100 percent certainty that he was the father. The victim reportedly chose to abort the pregnancy.
From Greenlee’s report:
The teen girl’s mother told police she bought a pregnancy test and confronted her daughter in October after seeing her daughter acting strangely. The mother said her daughter began crying, saying she had had sex with Rhaheed-Muhammad.
The girl said she was 11 when Rhaheed-Muhammad began touching her inappropriately. She said when they had sex in June 2013, Rhaheed-Muhammad “did not force himself on her and that it just happened.”
Rhaheed-Muhammad plays linebacker for Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central High School
A spokesperson for Louisville told WPTV that coach Bobby Petrino had been made aware of the situation and, “didn’t care.” Petrino’s response is unsurprising to some as the coach has a history of sexual deviance of his own.
We tried to contact coach Petrino ourselves but he was in the process of interviewing for several open coaching positions and could not be reached.