Ohio State dismisses Clarke, Gambrell

Ohio State dismisses Clarke, Gambrell

Published Jan. 16, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

New Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has dismissed two players for off-the-field problems.

Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed Sunday that defensive backs Dominic Clarke and DerJuan Gambrell have been released from their scholarships.

Clarke, a redshirt sophomore from Frederick, Md., has been charged with drunken driving and also had been arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after allegedly discharging a BB gun on campus. No one was hurt in the latter incident.

Gambrell, a freshman from Toledo, was also discharged for a ''violation of team rules,'' but Ohio State did not specify what that violation was.