Another weekend, another arrest for College Football.
Ohio State starting linebacker Storm Klein is reportedly facing a pair of misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records. CBSsports.com was first to report the news.
Klein, 21, started 10 games last year at middle linebacker for the Buckeyes but has said to slip on the depth chart with the new coaches staff. He finished 2011 ninth on the team with 45 total tackles. After spring practice, Klein was listed as a backup at the Mike linebacker position behind stud sophomore Curtis Grant.
Klein will most likely face disciplinary action from Coach Urban Meyer after his arrest. Last month, Meyer suspended senior tight end Jake Stoneburner and junior offensive linemen Jack Mewhort, while also removing them from their scholarships after they allegedly fled from police when spotted urinating outside a restaurant in Columbus.
Tattoo U(Ohio State) continues to make headlines with players getting in trouble off the field. In Klein’s case, the crime committed is not uncommon.
Klein most likely had a fight with a girlfriend and lost his temper, causing her to contact the police. In no way is it right, and Klein should be punished, but thankfully he didn’t commit a felony we have become accustomed to seeing from players(Isaiah Crowell) recently.
Ohio State has a difficult year ahead of them. They not only have to improve an inept offense, but will be ineligible for the postseason. Trying to keep young men motivated to play for no advancement at the end of the year will be very difficult.
However, if there’s a coach who can do that, it’s Urban Meyer.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.