Two players who are expected to be starters for new coach Urban Meyer’s Ohio State football team were suspended from the squad over the weekend. On Monday, the university issued a formal statement saying that Coach Meyer suspended senior Jake Stoneburner a tight end and junior Jack Mewhort an offensive tackle. Both were arrested on misdemeanor charges of obstructing business by police. In the statement, the school said they would not comment any further on the incident.
Police near the Muirfield Village Golf Course northwest of Columbus, where the school is located, arrested the two players on Saturday at about 2:30 am.
Nothing was immediately available about the misdemeanor charge against the two, but Village officers said the report would be made public on Tuesday. On a depth chart that the team released at the conclusion of spring practice, Stoneburner was the starting tight end and his teammate Mewhort was the starter at left tackle. Last season as a junior, Stoneburner had 14 receptions and 7 touchdowns.
Stoneburner’s family lives in Muirfield, on the golf course and the 6-foot-5 tight end was a top playmaker on the squad said Meyer during spring practice. Meyer said he played very well and he has been moved around doing multiple things on offense. Meyer also praised Mewhort saying he had become a team leader on the offensive line. He said Mewhort was the team’s most consistent and best lineman.
No comment was made from the attorney of both players on Monday. Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour Memorial Tournament that took place over the weekend on the Muirfield course.