Ohio State starting quarterback, J.T. Barrett, was arrested early this morning and charged with DUI, or as they called it in Ohio, OVI. Barrett is immediately suspended for next weeks game, as the Buckeyes are off this weekend. His suspension could wind up being extended however as more information becomes available.


Barrett, 20, was arrested after trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint near the Ohio State campus, a source told ESPN. He failed a breathalyzer test and was released to teammate and fellow quarterback Cardale Jones, according to the source.

Ironically the player he was released to will be the same one stepping in and taking over his job at quarterback.

Barrett, a sophomore from Wichita Falls, Texas, took over the offense against Rutgers after Jones started the first seven games of the 2015 season. Barrett completed 14 of 18 passes for 223 yards with three touchdowns in what might have been Ohio State’s most impressive victory of the season.

Don’t expect the Buckeyes to miss a beat while Barrett is out. They don’t exactly have tough games the next couple weeks.