Report: J.T. Barrett Arrested For OVI, Suspended By Ohio State

    J.T. Barrett was arrested and charged with an OVI on Saturday morning. He has been suspended by Ohio State for the misdemeanor offense.

    October 31, 2015


    J.T. Barrett’s role as Ohio State’s starting quarterback has been put on hold for the time being after he was arrested early Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI).

    According to Eleven Warriors, Barrett was pulled over north of campus after trying to dodge an OVI checkpoint. The breathalyzer administered by law enforcement registered a blood alcohol level of just over 0.08.

    Barrett has been suspended for Ohio State’s next game – Nov. 7 vs. Minnesota. He will be back for the Nov. 14 against Illinois, according to Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.

    The university issued the following on Barrett’s misdemeanor arrest and subsequent sidelining.

    Ohio State University student-athlete J.T. Barrett was cited by Columbus police Saturday morning at a campus area check point with a misdemeanor offense of OVI. Barrett has been suspended by head coach Urban Meyer from playing in Ohio State’s game against Minnesota on Nov. 7.

    Barrett was named the starter prior to the Rutgers game. Former starter Cardale Jones, whose inconsistency forced Urban Meyer to make the switch to Barrett, will move back into the the leading role at quarterback for the Buckeyes.

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