J.T. Barrett Suspended, AD Gene Smith Confirms Length

    J.T. Barrett has been suspended for operating a vehicle while impaired. Athletic Director Gene Smith confirms the length of his suspension.

    October 31, 2015

    The Ohio State Buckeyes woke up to some spooky news on Halloween morning. Starting quarterback J.T. Barrett was pulled over and arrested early Saturday for operating a vehicle while impaired, which is a misdemeanor offense.

    Ohio State acted quickly to the news, announcing that Barrett would be suspended for the team’s next game. The Buckeyes are on a bye this week and will face Minnesota at home on Nov. 7.

    According to Athletic Director Gene Smith, Barrett is not subject to Ohio State’s mandatory two-week suspension because it was a misdemeanor offense. Smith confirmed with ESPN that Barrett would be allowed to return for the Nov. 14 game against Illinois.

    In Barrett’s absence, Cardale Jones will slide back into the starting role for Ohio State. Jones led the Buckeyes for the first seven games of the season, but was replaced by Barrett for the Rutgers game.

    Jones and the Buckeyes will face off against the Gophers at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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