OSU's Berry suspect in alleged assault

Ohio State running back/return man Jaamal Berry is a suspect in an alleged assault that took place early Friday morning in Columbus.

No charges have been filed, but athletic director Gene Smith is aware of the situation and told The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, that Berry will be suspended if he's charged in the incident.

The latest incident occurred at 2:20 a.m. Friday on Vine Street, behind North Market, and involved a 21-year-old non-OSU student. The victim was "struck in the face with a closed fist," according to the Columbus police report. ...

The victim, who The Lantern has chosen not to name at this time, said that Berry and his friend were yelling vulgar remarks at him. After asking why they were yelling, the victim said that Berry crossed the street and punched his friend, and then punched him in the face with a closed fist.

Last month, Berry was treated and released from OSU Medical Center for a health issue after being involved in what university police called an assault. No charges were filed in the case.

Berry has appeared in five games this season and has seven kickoff returns for 150 yards and 169 all-purpose yards.