Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ohio St. Starting QB J.T. Barrett Suspended After Alcohol-Related Arrest.

J.T. Barrett. Image via CBS Sports. 

From the "Things Urban Meyer really didn't want to hear during Ohio State's bye week" come word that newly-named Buckeye starting quarterback J.T. Barrett had a run-in with the law early Saturday morning. Barrett was arrested in Columbus on charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI) near the Ohio St. campus.

ESPN reports that the school has suspended Barrett for the Nov. 7 game against Minnesota it is unclear whether he will suspended beyond that date.

According to Eric Seger of Eleven Warriors, Barrett was arrested after Columbus Police noticed him trying to avoid an OVI checkpoint. Barrett was given a breathalyzer test, and registered "slightly over Ohio's legal limit of 0.08 blood-alcohol concentration."

Barrett was reportedly released into the custody of Ohio St. QB Cardale Jones.

Barrett could face a two-week suspension for violating the Ohio State athletic department's student-athlete and alcohol  program.

UPDATE: ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Barrett will be eligible for Ohio State's Nov. 14 road game against Illinois.

(via Eleven Warriors)

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