Ohio State Quarterback Arrested, Suspended

He was allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2015 11:22 AM CDT
Ohio State Quarterback Arrested, Suspended
Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was suspended for one game after being arrested early Saturday on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.   (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

(Newser) – The quarterback for the number-one college football team in the country will miss his next game after he was arrested while allegedly trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint early Saturday, ESPN reports. Ohio State's JT Barrett was cited for misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated near campus and received a one-game suspension from the team. Since the Buckeyes don't play this weekend, he'll miss the team's Nov. 7 game against Minnesota. According to the Wall Street Journal, underage students cited for DUIs face a two-week suspension. Ohio State's athletic director says the 20-year-old Barrett was only suspended for one week because he was cited for a misdemeanor, not a felony. (Read more Ohio State Buckeyes stories.)

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