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J.T. Barrett Scheduled To Appear In Court, Facing OVI Charges

Columbus Police confirmed Barrett consented to a breathalyzer and blew in excess of an .08.

Ohio State University quarterback J.T. Barrett is scheduled to appear in court Friday, November 6th to be arraigned on an OVI charge.

 Barrett is also suspended from the game against Minnesota, after being cited with OVI.

The Ohio State Department of Athletics confirms Barrett was cited by Columbus Police Saturday morning at a campus-area checkpoint near Hudson and High streets.

Columbus Police confirmed Barrett consented to a breathalyzer and blew in excess of an .08.

The legal limit for anyone under the age of 21 is .02. Barrett is only 20.

Barrett has been charged with a misdemeanor offense of OVI.

Police confirmed that Barrett was released to Cardale Jones, who had also traveled through the checkpoint and was sober.

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Columbus Police said it is standard procedure to release a misdemeanor OVI suspect to a sober adult.

While interviewed Wednesday, Barrett said the upcoming bye week gives everyone a chance to get their body healthy.

When asked about his weekend plans, he said:

“Watching ball…coming in here (Woody Hayes facility) trying to get my body right, chill out, do nothing and be a bum at the house”

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Statement from Ohio State University Athletics:

Ohio State University student-athlete J.T. Barrett was cited by Columbus police Saturday morning at a campus area check point with 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.