Recruit accused of lewd and lascivious act

Updated: February 13, 2004, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State withdrew its scholarship offer to football recruit Jonathan Warren on Friday, one day after he and two others were charged with two counts of committing a lewd and lascivious act with a minor.

Warren, 19, was released from Madison County jail on $25,000 bond Friday, a jail official said. It was unknown if he had a lawyer.

The complaint was filed Jan. 12, about three weeks before the Feb. 4 signing day, the Madison sheriff's office said.

"I met with our athletic director and president, and based on the incident involving Jonathan Warren, we are withdrawing his scholarship indefinitely," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said in a statement.

School officials said they had no further comment.

Also arrested on the same charges Thursday were Michael Dnarion Rowe, 19, and Antwon Darrell Fudge, 18.

The 6-1, 190-pound Warren was a track and football star at Madison County High.


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