2021 NCAA Champion AJ Ferrari (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Today, the Stillwater Police Department filed a charge of sexual battery against 2021 NCAA champion AJ Ferrari in Payne County District Court. A warrant was issued for Ferrari's arrest and bond has been set at $25,000.
The charge comes almost a month to the day after an emergency protective order was granted to a Stillwater woman who reported the incident to the police department.
Ferrari was an NCAA champion in 2021 as a true freshman for Oklahoma State University. He was undefeated in 2021-22 when a car accident sidelined him for the remainder of the year. Ferrari was not a part of the Cowboy wrestling team when the incident in question occurred in early-July.
Ferrari's lawyer, Derek Chance released the following statement Wednesday.
"The Ferrari family is disappointed by the State's decision to file this charge. We remain confident that through the legal process AJ Jr. will be exonerated, as he is innocent and the facts will no doubt prove it. " - Derek Chance - Attorney for AJ Ferrari