Ohio State QB Barrett suspended

Barrett warms up before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was suspended Saturday after he was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor charge.

One week after earning the starting job back from Cardale Jones, Barrett gives up the No. 1 role due to the off-field transgression during No. 1 Ohio State’s bye week.

Barrett, 20, was arrested near the campus in Columbus, Ohio, at a police DUI checkpoint.

Ohio State released a statement announcing that Barrett was cited with a misdemeanor offense of OVI and will serve the suspension Nov. 7 against Minnesota.

Jones started the first seven games of the season. Barrett regained the job and led the Buckeyes to a 49-7 win at Rutgers on Oct. 24.


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