Pair of Ohio State Football Players Arrested
By Brandon Castel
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A pair of Ohio State football players were arrested early Saturday morning in Columbus and were charged with obstructing official business.
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The two players, tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, were arrested by the Shawnee Hills police around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning after police found them urinating in public outside a local bar.
A third man—not affiliated with the Ohio State football program—was also arrested near the Bogey Inn, a local favorite for golf lovers in Dublin, Ohio. It is especially popular this time of year, with the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament in town.
Sources told The-Ozone both Stoneburner and Mewhort were seen walking around the Memorial Tournament during the day.
According to multiple reports, including the initial reports from WBNS-10TV, police spotted Stoneburner, Mewhort and the third man urinating between buildings. They initially attempted to flee from police, but were eventually found and arrested for obstructing official business.
The charge is a misdemeanor offense in the state of Ohio, where no person can obstruct or delay police officers or other public officials in the performance of lawful duties.
According to the reports, all three were released nearly an hour later after posting $2,000 bond.
Stoneburner, a product of Dublin Coffman High School, is a fifth-year senior for the Buckeyes, and potential captain on Urban Meyer’s first team at Ohio State. Both he and Mewhort were starters a year ago for the Buckeyes, and both are expected to play key roles for Ohio State on offense this fall.
As a junior last season, Stoneburner caught a team-high 14 passes for 193 yards and seven touchdowns. He is expected to be used in a number of ways this fall, while Mewhort was moved from guard to left tackle during the spring to replace Mike Adams, a former high school teammate of Stoneburner’s.
Ohio State spokespeople could not be reached for comment Saturday night, but we will have additional information as it becomes available.
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