Ohio State Football: Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort Suspended Indefinitely

Tyler WaddellCorrespondent IIJune 3, 2012

Jake Stoneburner (11)
Jake Stoneburner (11)

As The Toledo Blade's David Briggs first reported, Ohio State has suspended tight end Jake Stoneburner and left tackle Jack Mewhort indefinitely for their recent run-in with the law.

Both players were arrested early Saturday morning for obstructing official business and were taken to the Shawnee Hills police department, where they were then released on a $2,000 bail.

Stoneburner and Mewhort were together with a non-Ohio State football player when the Shawnee Hills PD caught them urinating in public, outside a restaurant located near Stoneburner's residence. The three men ran off when the PD shined their lights at them. Not knowing it was the police department, they took off but eventually stopped running once they came to the full realization that officers were chasing them.

Still, the officers felt as if the "offenders" were obstructing official business, charging them with misdemeanors and ultimately forcing the university to step in and take action.

Although it does not seem like that big of a deal, the Ohio State football program is still in the process of cleaning up the mess left behind from the memorabilia scandal in 2010 and does not need anymore unwanted spotlight.

Ohio State has not released a statement on the decision yet.

Stoneburner finished last year with a team-high seven touchdown receptions and was expected to play a huge role in Urban Meyer's new spread-offense. Mewhort, who started at guard last season, was projected to start at left tackle—Braxton Miller's blindside.

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