UC football employee fired after sexual abuse arrest

Antrione Archer, from Kenton Co. Detention Center.
Antrione Archer, from Kenton Co. Detention Center.

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A University of Cincinnati football employee has been fired for allegedly exposing himself at a northern Kentucky Kroger store.

Antrione Archer, the Director of Player Welfare and Development for the Bearcat football team, was arrested Sept. 14 under sexual abuse charges.

Archer, 28, reportedly exposed himself to a 73-year-old employee at the Fort Mitchell Kroger and touched the worker with his genitalia, according to Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson.

A FOX19 NOW source says the incident happened two months ago. Archer reportedly admitted the offense to police.

UC announced on Tuesday that Archer's employment was officially terminated. Archer had previously been placed on administrative leave when the university learned of his arrest two weeks ago, according to Athletics Director Mike Bohn.

He had been a member of the staff since 2011.

"UC Athletics is fully committed to upholding the highest level of professionalism and conduct for our staff, coaches and student-athletes. The university will cooperate with the authorities in this matter," the statement from Bohn read.

Archer is charged with third degree sexual abuse and will appear in court next month.

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