Well, that certainly didn’t take long.
A couple of days after his second legal issue in less than three months was made public, Dominic Clarke has found himself on the outside of the Ohio State football program looking in. As has another secondary teammate, as it turns out.
According to Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer among others, Clarke and fellow defensive back DerJuan Gambrell have been released from their scholarships for violating unspecified team rules. After you crunch all the numbers and break the official explanation down into layman’s terms, it means the duo have been dismissed from the program for screwing up.
Clarke was charged Jan. 7 with operating a vehicle while impaired among other charges, which followed a disorderly conduct charge in October stemming from firing a “compressed air gun” from the roof of an on-campus building. Gambrell’s breaking of team rules is not known at this time.
Following the October incident, Clarke was suspended for a game. Otherwise, he played in 12 games for the Buckeyes as a redshirt sophomore.
Gambrell played in two games as a true freshman in 2011.