LORAIN, Ohio — Ohio State University football player Tracy Sprinkle was arrested on several charges after a giant bar fight in Lorain early Saturday.
Police were called to the Grown ‘N Sexy Bar on East 28th Street around 2 a.m. to reports of a large fight. When they arrived, more than 50 people were outside the bar, with several smaller fights in progress.
A group of females right outside the entrance were screaming for help, according to police, holding up an unconscious female. Inside the bar, an officer described the scene as “absolute mayhem.”
People were fighting and chairs were being thrown, and a K9 officer was deployed to help with crowd control. Police said they saw Sprinkle involved in a verbal argument with another suspect, and Sprinkle was ordered to leave.
Police said most of those involved ignored instructions to leave, until someone threw a large firework into the middle of the parking lot. The crowd began to disperse; Sprinkle however, was still there, said police, and he was arrested.
According to a police report, cocaine was found hidden in the back seat of a squad car in which Sprinkle had been placed after the fight.
Sprinkle was charged with possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, rioting and failure to disperse.
OSU football Coach Urban Meyer has suspended him from the team pending the results of the case.
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