Authorities say former Ohio State football player Ray Small has been charged with drug possession in southern Ohio after a traffic stop.
The State Highway Patrol says Small was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for allegedly speeding on Route 33 on Sunday. Meigs County Court officials in Pomeroy say the 24-year-old from Columbus was charged with possession of the narcotic oxycodone.
He’s accused of having more than 200 oxycodone pills. Small was released pending a March 15 hearing. His attorney did not immediately return calls Tuesday seeking comment.
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The former wide receiver was one of several players involved in a football memorabilia scandal at Ohio State. Small told the school’s student newspaper last year that he sold championship rings and other memorabilia for cash and got car deals.