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JT Update: 180-day license suspension, $400 fine

JT Update: 180-day license suspension, $400 fine

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shutterstock_110257877Buckeye QB JT Barrett appeared in court this morning to answer to charges related to his recent OVI arrest. The 20-year-old Buckeye football star was stopped by Columbus Police near campus in the early hours of October 31st. His blood-alcohol content was measured at .099 or nearly five times the legal limit for someone his age.

Barrett entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Municipal Court Judge H. William Pollitt Jr. suspended Barrett’s driver’s license for 180 days, fined him $400 and ordered him to attend a 3-day alcohol education program.

In court this morning, JT offered apologies to the football program and to fans of Ohio State.

Barrett’s arrest resulted in a one-game suspension from play. (He missed this past Saturday’s match-up with Minnesota.) On Monday, coach Urban Meyer said that if Barrett performs well in practices this week, he will start in this Saturday’s game vs Illinois.  (jj)

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