Two Ohio State players charged
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP)
Two Ohio State football players have been arrested by police on a charge of obstructing official business.
Senior tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort were arrested at about 2:30 a.m. by the Shawnee Hills police. No details were immediately available on the misdemeanor counts against the two.
WBNS-TV in Columbus reports that a third man, Austin Barnard, also was charged. He is not affiliated with the football program.
The Delaware County Sheriff's Office told the TV station that the three were released after posting $2,000 bond.
According to The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, the Ohio Revised Code offers this definition of obstructing official business: “No person, without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct, or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official’s official capacity, shall do any act that hampers or impedes a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful duties.”
Stoneburner, a 22-year-old Dublin native, caught 14 passes last season, seven for touchdowns. Mewhort is a junior from Toledo.
A message was left at Ohio State's athletic department.