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OSU QB J.T. Barrett Has License Suspended and Fined for OVI Case

Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett can put the OVI case against him behind him, as today the case was resolved in a courtroom in Columbus.

A Franklin County judge has suspended Barrett’s license has for 180 days and he has to pay a $400 fine. The QB also has to complete a three-day alcohol education program.

The 20-year-old was cited for OVI back on October 31st after he was pulled over and was issued a misdemeanor ticket at a sobriety checkpoint near the Ohio State campus.

The Columbus Dispatch stated that Barrett reportedly blew a .099 on a breathalyzer test that measured his blood-alcohol level. Drivers in Ohio under the age of 21 can be cited if they’re above a .02.

The quarterabck made a brief statement in which he apologized to “the Ohio State football program and Buckeye Nation.”

Barrett was suspended for Saturday’s 28-14 win against Minnesota. He was back at practice on Monday, and is expected to be the starter for Saturday’s home game vs Illini.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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