An Indiana University football player who had a full athletic scholarship may have just lost it all, and is now facing the possibility of 3 to 16 years in prison.
Kiante Enis was arrested on September 21 – the day before his 20th birthday – when he admitted in an interview with investigators that he had at least two sexual encounters with a girl 13 years or younger.
Enis was a star athlete in high school, and was a freshman wide receiver at Indiana University, although he hadn’t played a game yet, as he was reportedly recovering from a concussion. The university stated they have now released Enis from the team, effectively immediately.
Officials reported that Enis is being held in the Randolph County jail under a $20,000 bond. Child molesting is a Level 3 felony and if found guilty, he can receive up to 16 years in prison.
Heavy reports that Enis was born in Ohio, but his mother couldn’t take care of him or his younger brother, so they were raised by their grandfather and step-grandmother in Saratoga, Indiana. His uncle is Curtis Enis, NFL player and a former Penn State star athlete.
From The Star Press:
Enis was a finalist for the IndyStar Mr. Football award, and was the Mr. Football position award winner as the state’s best running back. He finished fifth overall in Mr. Football voting.
As a senior at Winchester, Enis rushed for 2,393 yards and 35 touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 10-3 record and its first sectional championship.
Enis originally verbally committed to attend the University of Michigan on a football scholarship, but later de-committed to stay closer to home, and he signed with IU.
Last spring, Enis qualified for the state finals in track and field, and finished fourth in the state in the 100-meter dash.
Sadly, the twitter post he published in March now has come back to life.
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you wait for as long as what seems impossible to have it ?
— Kianté Enis (@Kenis_6) March 21, 2016
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Supermodel Defends Her Right to Fight Male Aggressor