J.T. Barrett Pleads Guilty, Punishment Handed Down By Court

    J.T. Barrett plead guilty to the misdemeanor citation for an OVI on Tuesday morning. The court handed down several punishments, including a $400 fine.

    November 10, 2015

    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett appeared in court on Tuesday morning for his misdemeanor offense for operating a vehicle while impaired and pleaded guilty to the charge.

    Barrett was pulled over and arrested early Halloween morning during the Buckeyes’ bye week after he tried to evade a police checkpoint. He consented to a breathalyzer test, which registered over the legal limit.

    According to The Associated Press, the court handed down a $400 fine and ordered him to participate in a three-day alochol education program. He’ll also have his license suspended for 180 days. 

    Just prior to his run-in with the law, Barrett was named Ohio State’s starting quarterback by Urban Meyer. In his absence, Cardale Jones took back the lead role. Meyer stated on Monday, if Barrett performs well in practice this week, he’ll get the nod against Illinois this weekend.

    The Buckeyes travel to Champaign, Ill. to go up against the Fighting Illini with an 11:00 a.m. CT kickoff.

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