MARCH 22 2012 22:05h
Player accused of illegally recording sex
Jaryd Rudolph, 19, is accused of taping the encounter between a teammate and a female graduate student in a campus suite the two players shared, the Boston Globe reported.
Rudolph, a defensive tackle from Plympton, Mass., allegedly recorded the encounter on his cellphone and shared the recording with at least one teammate, in violation of the state's privacy and eavesdropping laws.
Rudolph was charged after the female student filed a complaint with Boston College police.
Rudolph pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.
Jack Dunn, a spokesman for the college, said Rudolph has also been put on university probation and ordered to undergo educational training and counseling.
Mitchell Garabedian, a lawyer for the woman involved in the recorded encounter, said other BC students teased her about the recording at her workplace.
"It was shocking for her to discover the audiotape existed and others knew about it," Garabedian said. "It has been a humiliating experience for her."
The Globe said the state's wiretapping law bars recording individuals without their knowledge or consent and violators can receive up to 2 1/2 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
John Seed, Rudolph's lawyer, said he did not believe a criminal charge was warranted.
"We're confident that when all the facts come out, they will show that he shouldn't have been charged," Seed said.
BOSTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A Boston College football player was suspended from the team following charges of illegally making an audio recording of a fellow player's sexual encounter.