This is what zero tolerance in Columbus, Ohio looks like:
Jack Mewhort and Jake Stoneburner have been suspended indefinitely from the Ohio State football team after their arrests Saturday on misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business, the players’ lawyer told The Blade.
Mewhort, a junior offensive lineman and a St. John’s Jesuit graduate, and Stoneburner, a senior tight end, learned Sunday they will be barred from the OSU football facilities until their case is settled, Columbus attorney Mark Collins said. Their arraignment is June 11 at Delaware Municipal Court, but Collins hopes the charges are resolved before then.
Police in Shawnee Hills, Ohio, a Columbus suburb, spotted the two players and a third man not connected to the football team early Saturday urinating outside a restaurant near Stoneburner’s house, located just off the course at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Collins said the men dashed away when they saw a spotlight, unknowing it belonged to police. He said Mewhort and Stoneburner stopped about 40 yards away from the restaurant and did not attempt to hide.
The idea that the famously tolerant Urban Meyer suddenly has his dander up over a seemingly petty offense like this is pretty amusing. Of course, this may simply be a case of Corch maintaining a holding pattern until he can find his new go-to lawyer.