LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 8: Tight end Jake Stoneburner #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs for Ohio State's first touchdown against the Nebraska Cornhusker during their game at Memorial Stadium October 8, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 34-27. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
Ohio State Buckeyes TE Jake Stoneburner was arrested over the weekend for obstructing official business.
The Ohio State Buckeyes just took a hit to their football team in the form of one of their players being arrested in Shawnee Hills, OH over the weekend. That player is tight end Jake Stoneburner, who is expected to be a prominent part of the Ohio State offense in 2012, though it's unclear if this arrest will change that at all.
10TV in Ohio reported that Stoneburner was arrested on Saturday, and was charged with a count of obstructing official business. SB Nation's Buckeyes blog, Land-Grant Holy Land took a look at what obstructing official business actually entails, and we've got that below:
2921.31 Obstructing official business.
(A) No person, without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct, or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official's official capacity, shall do any act that hampers or impedes a public official in the performance of the public official's lawful duties.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of obstructing official business. Except as otherwise provided in this division, obstructing official business is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If a violation of this section creates a risk of physical harm to any person, obstructing official business is a felony of the fifth degree.
Bill Hanstock of the SB Nation mothership does note that VINELink suggests Stoneburner has been released on bond, but again, there's still no real information about what happened here. It's likely we'll know something in the near future, but for now, it's really a mystery as to what he did exactly or how it will affect his standing with the team.
Stoneburner had just under 200 yards off of 14 receptions in 2011 and was slated to make the jump to the top of the Ohio State depth chart next season. He also had seven touchdowns last season.