Report: Arrested Ohio State players suspended indefinitely

Monday June 4th, 2012

Ohio State suspended wide receiver Jake Stoneburner and left tackle Jack Mewhort indefinitely after the two players were arrested Saturday. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Ohio State senior starters Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort have been suspended indefinitely after their arrest Saturday, according to a report in The Blade of Toledo, Ohio.

The players were arrested Saturday — along with a third person unaffiliated with the football program — on a charge of obstructing official business.

The players' lawyer, Columbus attorney Mark Collins, told The Blade that they will not be allowed to participate in any team activities or be allowed on the football facilities.

The Blade reports that the two players and the third person were spotted "urinating outside a restaurant near Stoneburner's house, located just off the course at Muirfield Village Golf Club."

Collins told the paper that he hopes the players can work something out with the police department before their arraignment on June 11.

"Hopefully we can sit down with the Shawnee Hills police department and the prosecutors and come up with a resolution that everyone can be satisfied with," Collins said.
The Buckeyes are entering their first year under new head coach Urban Meyer. Mewhort is expected to be the team's starting left tackle. Stoneburner, a wide receiver, tied for the team lead in catches last season and led the team in touchdown receptions with seven.

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