A Boston College football player has been charged with secretly making an audio recording of two students having sex. Backup defensive lineman Jaryd Rudolph was released on his own recognizance Wednesday after pleading not guilty to violating the state’s wiretap statute.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who represents a female Boston College graduate student, said neither his client nor her partner — another BC player — knew of a Feb. 15 cell phone recording. He said she learned about it after Rudolph distributed it and she was mocked by other students.
Rudolph, whose lawyer maintains that his client is innocent, is on probation and suspended from the football team.
While arguably Rudolph is accused of more or less the same thing as Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student convicted last week of a hate crime for setting up a camera to spy on Tyler Clementi, his roommate, Rudolph will not face 10 years in prison.
According to the AP, Randolph’s “maximum prison sentence upon conviction is two and a half years.”