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Ohio State Football: Details of Buckeyes' Arrests Released

Tyler WaddellCorrespondent IIDecember 23, 2016

Ohio State football players Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort were arrested early Saturday morning and charged with obstructing official business, according to 10TV.com.

The Columbus news station reported that the two were taken in by Shawnee Hills policemen at around 2:30 a.m. Both were found urinating between buildings and ran away when confronted.

They were released around an hour later after posting a $2,000 bond.

What at first seemed to be another scandal waiting to unravel has now been officially dismissed. From the description of the statement, it appears as if the two were caught off guard while intoxicated and decided it was in their best interest to try and escape the scene.

If they would have simply spoken to the police, the situation would not have escalated, as they would have likely just been asked to leave and go home.

Although it is unlikely that Stoneburner or Mewhort will face suspension, it has not been ruled out and both the university and NCAA may take action in the coming weeks.

Stoneburner—the team leader in touchdown receptions (seven) last season—is listed as Urban Meyer's No. 1 tight end on the post-spring depth chart, while Mewhort is projected as the starting left tackle.

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