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Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett Arrested for OVI, Suspended 1 Game

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According to a report from Eleven Warriors, an Ohio State-based blog, Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested early Saturday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

UPDATE: Barrett will sit vs. Minnesota on Nov. 7.

The report says that Barrett, 20, avoided a sobriety checkpoint near the school’s campus; however, he was later pulled over just north of campus by the Columbus Police Department. While taking a breathalyzer test, Barrett registered a shade above the legal limit (for 21-year-olds) of 0.08. The report said that Barrett, who was later released to teammate and fellow QB Cardale Jones, cooperated with police during the arrest.

He could be subject to a two-week suspension, as outlined by drug-and-alcohol team rules, via OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer recently named Barrett as the team’s starter. The 6’2,” 225-pound redshirt sophomore threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns during his team’s 49-7 romping of Rutgers this past weekend.

Prior to this season, Barrett–who broke out as a redshirt freshman in 2014–was tabbed as Heisman candidate. As of now, Barrett is the Big Ten’s fourth-leading scorer; he’s scored seven rushing touchdowns through seven games for the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes, who host Minnesota on Nov. 7 at The Shoe in Columbus.

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