Six weeks after Ohio State dismissed linebacker Storm Klein following his arrest for domestic violence, he is seeking reinstatement following a plea to a lesser charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct today.
A Franklin County judge sentenced Klein to 18 months probation and fined him for court costs.
Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch has more:
Klein's attorney, Larry James, said that the guilty plea is “the equivalent of making excessive noise.”
James said he sent a note to the Ohio State football office immediately after the outcome seeking reinstatement. He said he was hoping for a decision by Friday. James said that he spoke with Meyer yesterday informing him that a quick resolution was probable.
“He said, 'Let me know when you have something. I'm not giving you a commitment, but I'll definitely look at it,'” James said. “It doesn't look like it's a core-values violation for the coach or the university.”
Klein, a Newark native, was accused of hitting the mother of his child during an argument at his apartment. James said that the alleged victim recanted her accusation and said that Klein did not strike or harm her.
UPDATE: Rabinowitz tweets on Thursday evening that Klein definitely will be welcomed back to the team: https://twitter.com/brdispatch/status/238798262436495360