Oklahoma State College wrestling champ A.J. Ferrari accused of sexual assault, dropped from workforce

A.J. Ferrari, an Oklahoma State College NCAA wrestling champion, is not with the workforce, the varsity confirmed after police introduced he had been accused of sexual assault.

A Wednesday assertion from the Stillwater Police Division stated officers responded on July 2 to a report of sexual assault.

“The suspect within the case has been recognized as Albert Jame Ferrari Jr.,” the assertion stated.

The case is underneath investigation, police stated.

A spokesperson for Oklahoma State College informed NBC Information that Ferrari “is not with this system.”

Ferrari was the 2021 NCAA champion within the 197-pound weight class. He has signed a reputation, picture and likeness take care of World Wrestling Leisure as a part of its “Subsequent In Line” program.

Ferrari’s legal professional, Derek Probability, stated “the allegations in opposition to A.J. are false.”

In a press release to The Oklahoman, Probability added: “It’s unlucky {that a} scholar athlete can grow to be a goal, primarily due to their standing as an elite athlete. AJ is cooperating with regulation enforcement and is assured the reality will come out. He appreciated his time at Oklahoma State, however he and the college mutually agreed a change was acceptable.”

A consultant for the wrestler didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from NBC Information on Thursday.

Ferrari’s dismissal from the workforce comes months after he was concerned in a automotive accident that resulted in season-ending accidents. He and Oklahoma State runner Isai Rodriguez had been returning to Stillwater following an look at a youth wrestling apply in close by Cushing when Ferrari tried to cross three automobiles whereas cresting a hill in a no-passing zone, in keeping with the state patrol.

Ferrari’s suffered head and leg accidents when his 2019 Dodge Durango collided with one other automobile, left the street, rolled and landed in a ditch.

Rodriguez’s accidents had been minor, in keeping with The Oklahoman.

Juliette Arcodia contributed.