After domestic violence charges were dropped against him, linebacker Storm Klein has been reinstated to the Ohio State football team.
He won't see the field immediately, however. According to ESPN.com, Klein will be suspended at least two games following his July 6 arrest.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has come out strongly against domestic violence. The alleged victim of Klein's attack, the mother of his child, recanted her story. On Wednesday, Klein pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. He received 18 months probation.
“As I had indicated previously, if there are any changes in the charges against Storm, I would re-evaluate his status,” Meyer said in a released statement. “The charges that would have violated our core values have been totally dismissed.”
In 2011, Klein started 10 games at middle linebacker. Even when Klein returns from suspension, he may not have his old starting spot back. Before he was dismissed from the team, he was passed over by sophomore Curtis Grant, one of the team's top recruits from a year ago.
Austin Ward has a great profile on Grant that you can read here.