Third Buckeye in two weeks to face criminal charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State defensive lineman Tim Schafer
was charged with disorderly conduct for fighting with a man outside
a bar.

Schafer is the third Buckeye to face criminal charges in less
than two weeks.

Police reports said Schafer, who started five games as an
offensive lineman last season, was fighting with another man early
Saturday morning. Police said both men were bloody, had bite marks
and smelled of alcohol.

Schafer played in 11 of 12 games last year at right tackle. He
switched to defense this spring.

A statement on Schafer's status with the team will be issued
later in the week, an athletic department spokesman said.

Ohio State kicker Jonathan Skeete was charged May 11 with
marijuana trafficking, and running back Erik Haw was charged with
marijuana possession.