Suspended Ohio St QB Barrett to forfeit some financial aid

November 2, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will forfeit his summer financial aid as part of his punishment for being cited for operating a vehicle while impaired, coach Urban Meyer said.

Meyer handed out a similar punishment in 2012 when offensive lineman Jack Mewhort and tight end Jake Stoneburner were arrested on misdemeanor charges.

Barrett was cited for the misdemeanor early Saturday morning by Columbus police and suspended one game by Meyer. He will sit out this week when the top-ranked Buckeyes play Minnesota at home. Cardale Jones, who started the first seven games of the season, will start in Barrett's place.

Braxton Miller, the former quarterback who moved to receiver this season after shoulder surgery, will be the Buckeyes' No. 2 quarterback this week.


Barrett is not guaranteed to return as the starting quarterback when Ohio State plays at Illinois on Nov. 14, Meyer said Monday. The coach said he spoke with team leaders about stripping Barrett of his captaincy. The players said Barrett should remain captain, but Meyer is still considering a change.

Meyer said Barrett came to his home to apologize Saturday, and the quarterback told him he did not believe he was impaired. Offensive lineman Taylor Decker said Barrett called him to apologize and that Barrett spoke to the entire team Monday.