Details have emerged that explain the “violation of team rules” that led to Ohio State dismissing running back Bri’onte Dunn Monday.
Dunn’s girlfriend called 911 early Sunday morning to report that he had attacked her. The transcript of the conversation indicates that she reported being hit in the face, choked and that Dunn refused to leave her apartment. She has filed for a restraining order against Dunn.
“He hit me the first time at 4:40. I left,” the alleged victim said to dispatchers. “Then I was just calling my friend and see if I could sleep somewhere and nobody answered. So I made a circle back around and came back here and he was still here. So I came upstairs and I said you need to leave before I call the cops. He saw that I had my phone out cause I was going to try to record it because this isn’t the first time that this has happened and that’s when he started going crazy.”
Coach Urban Meyer’s statement issued Monday night: “Bri’onte Dunn has been dismissed from the Ohio State football program for a violation of team rules.”
Dunn was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school in Canton, Ohio. He was ranked as the No. 7 running back in the country and No. 32 player overall in the 2012 class. In three seasons, though, Dunn had just 49 carries for 291 yards and three touchdowns.