Saturday, July 7, 2012
Potential trouble for OSU's Storm Klein
By Adam Rittenberg
Some bad news in Buckeye Country as a man matching the description of Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and assault, according to court records.
According to the court records, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound man with blonde hair named Storm Klein was arrested Friday and is scheduled for arraignment on Saturday morning. Ohio State officials had not confirmed Klein's identity as of late Friday night, but the descriptions in the report match closely with the senior who left spring practice as the backup at middle linebacker.
An arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday. No other details are available at this time.
The 6-2, 242-pound Klein started 10 games last season but missed most of spring practice because of injury. Ohio State's coaching staff listed Curtis Grant ahead of Klein at middle linebacker on the post-spring depth chart issued in May.
It will be interesting to see how head coach Urban Meyer responds to the situation. Meyer set the tone for how he'd handle discipline with the Buckeyes in removing senior offensive starters Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort from their scholarships for the summer session after the players were arrested in early June. Although both Stoneburner and Mewhort can return to the team and are expected to be back for the season, Meyer's actions showed he's taking a hard-line stance toward discipline, a topic for which he drew criticism during his time at Florida.
Although Klein's alleged crimes are misdemeanors, they are much more serious than what Stoneburner and Mewhort did and would prompt a stronger punishment, perhaps dismissal from the team.