Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad, a Florida HS linebacker who recently committed to Louisville, was arrested yesterday and charged with a felony count of lewd lascivious behavior. He's accused of fathering a child with his 14-year-old cousin, who later got an abortion.
The girl said Rhaheed-Muhammad, a three-star recruit from Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central High School, did not force himself on her and that "it just happened." According to the police report, he tried again later and she refused.
After she told her mother, the pregnancy was aborted in November. Rhaheed-Muhammad, 17, refused to provide a DNA sample. So one was obtained via a search warrant at his school, and it showed a nearly 100 percent chance that he was the father.
In a statement to WPTV, Louisville said coach Bobby Petrino "is aware of the situation."