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Pair of Ohio State DBs ‘released from scholarships’

Dominic Clarke,  Clayton Moore AP

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.

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24 Responses to “Pair of Ohio State DBs ‘released from scholarships’”
  1. mrslay1 says: Jan 15, 2012 8:15 PM

    Time for Urban to clean house and it is a dirty house. This will start the new program in a better direction.

  2. dkhhuey says: Jan 15, 2012 8:23 PM

    Let’s see – we are just put a horrid season and scandal to bed, lost 9 scholarships, have all eyes clearly focused on every action, and you have a new coach who is looking to bring as many of his players in as fast as he can – and you two idiots decide to screw up!!!

    Not sure what part of DON’T SCREW UP you didn’t understand but I am guessing that is sinking in at this point in time.

  3. kdbroom says: Jan 15, 2012 8:36 PM

    Urban must need scholarships, because he certainly isn’t booting them because they’re trouble. He had a whole team full of trouble-makers down at UF.

  4. canetic says: Jan 15, 2012 8:43 PM

    Urban Meyer will not tolerate troublemakers…unless you are also a good football player.

  5. steelersandladyboysfan says: Jan 15, 2012 9:17 PM

    I was wondering how Urban was going to get around the BIG rules on oversigning, looks like he figured it out.

  6. dkhhuey says: Jan 15, 2012 9:38 PM

    You people are priceless and make me laugh. Had he just suspended them, you would have been b!tching that he was too lax because the kids were star players and just got their hands slapped. Now that he dropped the hammer on them for screwing up – you’re on here saying he is trying to over-sign or some other ridiculous statement.

  7. gatorays says: Jan 15, 2012 10:32 PM

    Damn….a couple of weeks on the job and already has a couple of player arrests under his belt. Open the flood gates cause its going tobe pouring arrests shortly.

  8. polegojim says: Jan 15, 2012 10:58 PM

    He doesn’t have player arrests under his belt, he has trouble maker dismissals to his credit.

    Nicely done Coach Meyers.

    To Dom and DerJuan – If you’re not smart enough to get it by now…. BYE… and good riddance.

  9. makimaguro says: Jan 15, 2012 11:03 PM

    He’s cutting guys already. That doesn’t fly as well up here in the Big Ten Urban.

  10. gtizzo says: Jan 15, 2012 11:08 PM

    This article is down right funny. Urban Meyer and discipline yeah like oil and water. One of two things happen with these two, either they didn’t have enough stars after there name. Second thing the parole board in Ohio doesn’t know Urban can provide references from when he worked at Florida.

  11. burntorangehorn says: Jan 15, 2012 11:46 PM

    mrslay1 says:Jan 15, 2012 8:15 PM

    Time for Urban to clean house and it is a dirty house. This will start the new program in a better direction.
    Really? The Urban Crime spree, cleaning up the program? That’s the exact opposite of what he did at UF.

  12. akbrownsfan says: Jan 16, 2012 2:31 AM

    Can I get some proof on the ” criminals ” @ UofF ?

  13. jagwar73 says: Jan 16, 2012 3:34 AM

    Must not have been very good players if Urban Liar let them go!

  14. fpd1520 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:44 AM

    It is rumored that Gambrell is in trouble for beating up his pregnant girlfriend. Do you think this would be ground for dismissing him from the team? I would certainly think so.

  15. shamrock7326 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:46 AM

    Yeah Urban definatly runs a clean program, LMAO. Good luck covering up the next few years. LOL

  16. dkhhuey says: Jan 16, 2012 9:08 AM

    @shamrock – what are you, 12?

  17. burntorangehorn says: Jan 16, 2012 9:19 AM

    akbrownsfan says:Jan 16, 2012 2:31 AM

    Can I get some proof on the ” criminals ” @ UofF ?
    Link below. in particular, notice that Carlos Dunlap was found passed out and drunk behind the wheel in the turning lane at a traffic light, suspended only for the SEC championship, and allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl. And remember Brandon Spikes’ eye-gouging incident, when Meyer tried to avoid suspending him at all?

  18. jrs45 says: Jan 16, 2012 10:55 AM

    Good for Urban! Gotta start the rebuild process somewhere.

  19. overratedgators says: Jan 16, 2012 11:16 AM

    akbrownsfan: in addition to the incidents posted above, try googling “Gators Time to die bitch text”, “Gators assault rifle”, and “Gators Meyer arrest record”.

  20. bigredcincinnati says: Jan 16, 2012 12:47 PM

    JT, How come you haven’t mentioned tOSU AD Gene Smith getting booed off the floor at the OSU/IU basketball game?

    It took him a minute to realize what was happening, and then couldn’t hand the mic to Urban Meyer fast enough!

  21. dkhhuey says: Jan 16, 2012 1:15 PM

    I love the amazingly long and loud cheering that went with the introduction of Luke!!! An incredible thing to witness!!!

  22. 1buckeye76 says: Jan 16, 2012 1:51 PM

    dkhhuey says: Jan 16, 2012 1:15 PM

    I love the amazingly long and loud cheering that went with the introduction of Luke!!! An incredible thing to witness!!!

    I thought the same thing dkhhuey, thanks for the link bigredcincinnati!

  23. lethimplaycoach says: Jan 16, 2012 2:49 PM

    From the twitter of Buckeye Sports Bulletin guy:

    Gambrell charged w/ assault, aggravated menacing and unlawful restraint. Saw it on official court records.

  24. andyreidisfat says: Jan 16, 2012 3:14 PM

    @ burntorangehorn, clearly you must just be jealous of Meyers success. Saying two people got in trouble once apon a time does not make a coach that doesn’t care. In fact I would take your lil whine a bit further and say since that problem for Dunlap he has been a model citizen in cincy. He works hard and follows the rules. So I would say Meyer turned that kid arround and made the correct choice in keeping him on the team. Te same goes for spikes. These two men are now both role model type dudes. But why let facts get in the way when trying to Down a program you don’t like, you must be a republican, they don’t need them any facts either.

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