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Buckeye cornerback suspended after disorderly conduct incident

Dominic Clarke,  Clayton Moore AP

Ohio State unfortunately finds itself in the headlines against for yet another player suspension, this time to cornerback Dominic Clarke.

It doesn’t involve the NCAA in any way, but Clarke will miss this Saturday’s game against No. 16 Illinois because of an allegation that he fired a “compressed air” gun outside a school cafeteria on Sunday — specifically, on top of a roof with two other Ohio State athletes. He was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Clarke was consequently suspended for what is being classified as a violation of common sense team rules. It doesn’t appear Clarke will be suspended for any games beyond this weekend.

“This is isolated. He’s very remorseful. Just a little thing that happened on campus,” interim coach Luke Fickell said Thursday. “It’s not something we’re dwelling upon.”

Clarke has 11 tackles and three pass breakups on the season.

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5 Responses to “Buckeye cornerback suspended after disorderly conduct incident”
  1. rowbear says: Oct 13, 2011 5:15 PM

    Would anyone be surprised if it comes back that said gun was provided by a booster or TP and that Clarke will eventually be suspended for an undetermined number of games by the NCAA?

  2. dkhhuey says: Oct 13, 2011 6:09 PM

    @row – even worse – he traded an alumni for it using his game jersey. The NCAA deems it LOIC and gives OSU the death penalty

  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 13, 2011 6:27 PM

    How is this even a story?

    In other news, a football player from SW missouri State threw a rock at a campus window.

    It’s news because it’s OSU, if this happens at a MAC school, it might might a local paper.

  4. jmb795 says: Oct 13, 2011 9:12 PM


    A downside of having a nationally recognized team in the age of social media.
    We buy the ticket, we take the ride.

  5. savocabol1 says: Oct 14, 2011 12:40 PM

    Can’t wait for next year. It is painfull to watch this team right now

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