Video Shows Arrested Ohio State Players Discussing Next Steps


Video taken by police in the moments after two Ohio State football players were arrested early Saturday showed them discussing how they should break the news to coach Urban Meyer.

Starting tight end Jake Stoneburner and left tackle Jack Mewhort were taken into custody after police said they were caught urinating outside a Shawnee Hills child care center.

Stoneburner, Mewhort and a third man, Austin Barnard, who is not affiliated with the football team, fled police, officers said. The three were charged with obstructing official business.

Stoneburner and Barnard were later seen crouched between vehicles that were parked nearby for the Memorial Tournament. Mewhort came out from nearby woods after police threatened to use a dog to find him, officers said.

The three men were transported to the Shawnee Hills Police Department sub-station for processing.

Video taken from the processing showed Mewhort and Stoneburner discussing their next steps.

Mewhort: "(The) first person I'm calling right now…"

Stoneburner: "Who?"

Mewhort: "Coach Meyer."

Stoneburner: "Really?"

Mewhort: "Yeah."

Stoneburner: "What will you say?"

Mewhort: "Say, 'Coach, I made a bad mistake this week.'"

Stoneburner: "Don't, don't call him."

Mewhort: "You want to let him find out by himself?"

Stoneburner was also charged with public urination, 10TV News reported.

The two players were indefinitely suspended from the team until further notice.

Stay with 10TV News and for continuing coverage.

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June 3, 2012: Stoneburner, Mewhort Suspended Indefinitely From Ohio State Football Team
June 3, 2012: Police Chief Broke Thumb While Chasing Ohio State Players During Arrest
June 2, 2012: 2 Ohio State Football Players Among 3 Arrested For Running From Police
June 2, 2012: Ohio State Tight End Jake Stoneburner Arrested, Charged With Obstructing Official Business