Sharieff Rhaheed Muhammad's Attorney Speaks

Robert Watson, the attorney for Louisville football signee Sharieff Rhaheed Muhammad, says that details of his client's case should not have been made public because he is still a minor.

Rhaheed-Muhammad, 17, was arrested on a felony charge of lewd lascivious behavior earlier this week. The arrest was made after officials determined with a greater than 99.99 percent probability that he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl, who had an abortion, according to Fort Pierce (Fla.) police records.

"What happened, according to the allegations, was experimental activity between two teenagers," Watson tells WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach. "One child would have been slightly over 16 the other approximately 14...not something that would be all that extraordinary in human behavior."

A U of L spokesperson said on Tuesday that Bobby Petrino was aware of the situation, but had no further comment.

Watson said Louisville should have no reservations about the three-star prospect joining their team in the fall.

"It's my understanding that they're going to let the legal process unfold to see where the outcome lands," Watson said. "This is such a good young man, that they shouldn't have any reservations whatsoever."

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