Prosecutors accused Mays and Richmond of using their fingers to vaginally penetrate the girl at an alcohol-fueled party in Steubenville on the night of Aug. 11, 2012, as other teenagers watched. Mays was also accused of later sending text messages that included photographs of the girl with her clothing removed and charged with distributing nude images of a minor.
Brian Duncan, a lawyer representing Mays, told ABC News' "20/20" that what occurred that night was consensual.
"Trent Mays did not rape the young lady in question," Duncan said.
Richmond, in an exclusive interview recently with "20/20" anchor Elizabeth Vargas, said, "I didn't rape anybody. I didn't witness a rape going on.
"And if I would have thought that somebody was being raped or anything like that," he added, "I would have stopped it."
The case drew further attention when some outside the small Rust Belt town accused local officials of willfully protecting the football players, seen as hometown heroes.
ABC News' Russell Goldman contributed to this report.