Mike Chiari of Bleacher Report reported Thursday that the University of Indiana has dismissed wide receiver Kiante Enis from the program immediately. He was arrested on Thursday in Winchester, Indiana and charged with two counts of child molestation.
Per Douglas Walker of The Star Press, Enis is being held in jail on $20,000 bond after being questioned about a “possible relationship” between he and a “child of 13 years or younger.” A press release from the Randolph County, Indiana sheriff’s department said that Enis “admitted to a consensual sexual encounter that occurred on at least two occasions in Randolph County.” The police department’s deputy sheriff confirmed that the victim is a female and that she and Enis had been “friends within the community.”
Enis, a freshman out of Winchester High School, was given a football scholarship by Indiana. He primarily played running back in high school and rushed for 2,393 yards with 35 touchdowns as a senior. He also caught four more touchdown passes and returned a punt, kickoff and interception for scores, as well. He was named the IndyStar Mr. Football Award winner for running backs and as an overall Mr. Football Award finalist.
Enis had yet to appear in a game for the Hoosiers this season.
It is the second off the field incident involving an Indiana football player in two days, after backup kicker Aaron Del Grosso was arrested on Wednesday morning for trespassing and public intoxication. He reportedly had gotten into a verbal altercation with an ex-girlfriend over the ownership of a dog.