- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive tackle Jack Mewhort have been removed from their athletic scholarships, although both seniors can work their way back on scholarship and to the team after the summer.
Coach Urban Meyer announced the move Friday after both Stoneburner and Mewhort settled their court cases stemming from a June 2 incident.
Both players had been charged with obstructing official business after police in Delaware, Ohio, said they were urinating on a building and fled when confronted by officers. They pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
"We are disappointed with the decisions made recently by two of our football players," Meyer said in a prepared statement. "Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort will each be removed from athletic scholarship beginning with the summer term, and they will continue to be suspended from team activities until stipulations are successfully met.
"They will have an opportunity to return to the team in good standing following the summer session."
Stoneburner and Mewhort are enrolled in summer classes and will pay their own way during the term. They can work out at the team's facility but not with their teammates during the summer.
Both Stoneburner and Mewhort started last season and are projected as starters for the 2012 season.
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