2 Ohio State Football Players Among 3 Arrested For Running From Police


UPDATED: Sunday June 3, 2012 7:58 PM

Two Ohio State football players were arrested early Saturday morning and were charged with obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

Tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort were arrested at about 2:30 a.m. by the Shawnee Hills police near the Bogey Inn, 10TV News reported.

A third man, Austin Barnard, was also charged. He is not affiliated with the football program.

Police told 10TV News that two officers saw the three men who they believed were urinating between buildings. The officers attempted to talk with them but they ran away.

Two of them were captured while they were crouched in between vehicles in a parking area used for the nearby Memorial Tournament, police said. The third person was found hiding in nearby woods after officers threatened to use a police dog.

All three were released about a little more than an hour later after posting $2,000 bond, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

Stoneburner, who attended Dublin Coffman High School, is a tight end and was listed at the top of coach Urban Meyer's first depth chart of the 2012 season.

In 2011, Stoneburner caught 14 passes for 193 yards and scored seven touchdowns. He has caught 37 passes in his first three years at Ohio State.

Mewhort, a junior from Toledo, was projected as starting left tackle this season, according to Meyer's depth chart.

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