A promising football recruit refused to go to Ohio State University after being approached on Twitter.
If you’re on a sex offender registry for downloading child pornography, and you use Twitter to publicly chase after underage boys, you’re gonna have a bad time.
Charles Eric Waugh drew the ire of his beloved Ohio State University (OSU) by repeatedly contacting its football players—and even high-school prospects—through Twitter. He was arrested and jailed in his native Kentucky on Monday.
Waugh, 31, was charged with violating his parole and failing to comply with his sex offender registration. The latter stipulated, under Kentucky sex-offender law, that he could not use social networking sites to interact with anyone under 18.
Waugh appears to have used Twitter account @BdubsTriviaGuru to tweet at a number of high-school players who had expressed interest in playing for Ohio State. It even scared off one prominent linebacker. The account has since been deleted.
“Something’s just not right at Ohio State,” that player’s father said.
The account never actually revealed Waugh by name, but it did frequently post pictures of a man who certainly appeared to be him. Those photos are the crux of the case against him.
“Waugh allegedly failed to disclose to Probation and Parole the Internet communication name identities he was utilizing,” the Kentucky State Police said in a statement. “The investigation revealed Waugh had Twitter, Facebook and email accounts under an alias name.”
The story only came to light after an Ohio State associate athletic director discovered that Waugh posed with players and prospects in a number of online photos. In turn, the director sent a mass email to OSU student athletes advising them to block all social media contact with Waugh or his alias.