Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive tackle Jack Mewhort were suspended indefinitely by Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football program on Sunday night. Both Buckeyes were arrested on Saturday on charges of "obstructing official business." The two were seen by Shawnee Hills police urinating in public, and they both briefly attempted to run away. They were booked for the aforementioned charges and the news surfaced in the press Saturday afternoon. Meyer did not wait long to act, suspending both players who he has cited as team leaders this spring. Via David Briggs of the Toledo Blade:
Mewhort, a junior offensive lineman and a St. John's Jesuit graduate, and Stoneburner, a senior tight end, learned Sunday they will be barred from the OSU football facilities until their case is settled, Columbus attorney Mark Collins said. Their arraignment is June 11 at Delaware Municipal Court, but Collins hopes the charges are resolved before then.
Land-Grant Holy Land's Luke Zimmermann discusses how the suspensions may shape out this fall:
DWI's in the past often resulted in one game suspensions under Jim Tressel and while this matter doesn't quite measure up in the sheer danger magnitude of a reckless action like driving while intoxicated, you'd have to think Meyer would like to make a statement about how his administration will handle run-ins with the law.
If I had to make a wager as to the specific duration of the ultimate suspensions handed down to the two, I'd guess a game though a quarter or half are certainly not out of the question.
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