Boston College football junior defensive tackle Jaryd Rudolph was charged Wednesday with illegally audiotaping a consensual sexual encounter between another player and a female grad student.
Jaryd Rudolph, a 19-year-old defensive tackle from Plympton, allegedly violated the state's privacy and eavesdropping laws Feb. 12 when he recorded the episode on his cell phone and shared the tape with numerous other BC students, including members of the football and hockey teams.
The female student filed a complaint with BC Police, and a clerk magistrate in Brighton District Court ruled after a closed-door hearing Wednesday morning that there was sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal charge.
Rudolph is expected to plead not guilty at his arraignment. He has been suspended from the football program but currently remains a student at BC.
The junior made four stops last year for the Eagles in games against Virginia Tech, UCF and UMass. He appeared in six games as a true freshman during the 2010 season. Going into the spring game, Rudolph was not listed on the Eagles' two-deep at defensive tackle.