Report: Jamaal Berry named a suspect
Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry has been named a suspect in an alleged assault and will be suspended if he is charged, school athletic director Gene Smith told The Lantern, the school's daily student newspaper.
"We have not been informed by anyone else that charges have been filed," Smith said of the allegations, according to The Lantern. "If Jaamal is charged, he will be suspended pending the outcome of the case."
The newspaper reported that according to a Columbus police report, a 21-year-old man -- a non-student -- was punched in the face early Friday morning. According to the report, Berry was identified by a witness to the alleged incident, and the victim said he confirmed Berry's identity when police showed him a photo.
Berry and other witnesses involved in the alleged incident did not immediately respond to requests for comment, The Lantern reported.
Late last month, Berry was treated and released at the university medical center for a health issue after he was seen "wrestling on the ground" with another student. Berry was not charged in the incident.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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