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Report: Ohio State DE Tracy Sprinkle dismissed following arrest

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer dismissed Tracy Sprinkle from the team, but the defensive end could possibly return to the Buckeyes in the future. Photo: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer dismissed Tracy Sprinkle from the team, but the defensive end could possibly return to the Buckeyes in the future.

Ohio State backup defensive end Tracy Sprinkle was dismissed from the team by head coach Urban Meyer on Monday, after Sprinkle was arrested and charged with cocaine possession after a bar brawl, according to a report from Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com. 

The news comes following his arrest last Friday, when he was being held in county jail on charges of drug possession, failure to disperse and rioting, Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch reported. 

Meyer suspended Sprinkle over the weekend from football activities indefinitely pending the outcome of his case, and according to a team spokesman, Sprinkle's status could be revisited at a later time.

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OSU spokesman Jerry Emig said in the Cleveland.com report that the university automatically suspends any person arrested for a felony charge; an arrest for a misdemeanor charge is left to the coach to decide any subsequent punishment. 

--Marc Weinreich 

 

 

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