OSU Football Coach Urban Meyer Dismisses Player from Team
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University football Coach Urban Meyer dismissed a linebacker from the team following a run-in with the law.
According to the University, Storm Klein was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor assault and domestic violence charges.
Klein plead not guilty to the charges Saturday, but due to the seriousness of the allegations Coach Meyer decided to release him from the team.
Coach Meyer released the following statement regarding the incident stating, “The charges filed against Storm Klein violate the core values of the Ohio State Football Program,” Meyer said in a statement. “As a result, Storm has been removed from the team. It has been made very clear that this type of charge will result in dismissal. If there are any changes in the charges, we will re-evaluate his status.”
Klein is a Newark, Ohio native and was a three-year letterman with the team. He has played in 38 games–starting 10–during the course of his college football career. This year Klein was listed as a back-up middle linebacker due to minor injuries.