OSU quarterback J.T. Barrett cited for OVI, suspended from next game

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University has confirmed quarterback J.T. Barrett was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated early Saturday morning.

In a statement on Twitter, OSU says it happened at a DUI checkpoint. He was cited on a misdemeanor offense of OVI.

Barrett has been suspended by head coach Urban Meyer from playing in Ohio State’s game against Minnesota on Nov. 7, according to the statement.

Ohio State, ranked No. 1 in the college football polls and the defending national champions, does not have a game this week.

Barrett is a sophomore from Wichita Falls, Texas. He regained the starting quarterback job before last week’s 49-7 victory over Rutgers

Barrett started as quarterback in 2014 but broke his ankle in the final regular-season game against Michigan.

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