Ohio State freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn won't be charged with drug possession following a traffic stop in Alliance on Saturday night.
The Canton Repository reports that Dunn, a GlenOak graduate, will be charged with disorderly conduct, a seat belt violation and a tail light violation. When Dunn and a female passenger were pulled over, marijuana and a pipe were found in the car. That led to an initial charge of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Dunn's mother, Donna Hatcher, reoortedly told police at the scene of the traffic stop that the "minute amount" of marijuana was in the car before Dunn used it.
Ohio State has yet to comment on Dunn's arrest. A spokesman told the Repository on Monday that the school was still "in the information-gathering and fact-finding phase."
Following the departure of Dan Herron, Dunn stands a chance to be a factor in Ohio State's offense. The team's top returning rusher is quarterback Braxton Miller, who had 715 rushing yards in 2011. Junior Carlos Hyde was third on the team last year with 566 yards on the ground. After him, Jordan Hall had 408 yards rushing but he'll miss the beginning of the season while rehabbing a foot injury. Ohio State also added running back Warren Ball in last year's recruiting class.
Meyer has dealt with some issues this offseason and handed out discipline. Offensive tackle Jack Mewhort and tight end Jake Stoneburner were suspended this summer after they were charged with obstructing official business. Linebacker Storm Klein was dismissed after being arrested for domestic violence.
While he was the coach at Florida, several of Meyer's players were disciplined for marijuana use. Read more about Meyer's past discipline measures at Land Grand Holy Land.
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