Back in March, Boston College football junior DT Jaryd Rudolph was charged with illegally audiotaping a consensual sexual encounter between a teammate and a female grad student. The school placed Rudolph on probation and ordered him to take counseling sessions. But the lineman didn't miss any time this fall because of the disciplinary action, starting the first five games of the year and registering 16 tackles and 0.5 sacks (of 6 total team sacks).
On Tuesday, the 6-foot-4, 293-pound lineman admitted in a plea agreement that there are facts sufficient for a finding of guilty. If Rudolph performs 20 hours of community service and doesn't have any contact with the victim, the case will be dropped and won't go to trial.
The victim's lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, told the Globe the woman plans to sue Rudolph for intentional infliction of emotional distress and privacy violations. She also plans on suing Boston College for negligent supervision of a student.
The Globe contacted the school seeking comment and informed school officials the woman is planning a lawsuit.
"Boston College has not been notified of any claim and does not believe there is any basis for a suit against the university,'' associate athletic director Chris Cameron said in a statement.