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Ohio State’s Sprinkle pleads no contest

Tracy Sprinkle

A dismissed Ohio State defensive lineman pleaded guilty to his role in a massive altercation outside an Ohio bar earlier this month. Tracy Sprinkle will now wait to see if he will be allowed to return to the Buckeyes roster in time for the fall season after pleading no contest for a reduced charge for failure to comply, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Sprinkle had his charges reduced after drug tests using various samples returned negative results just days after the arrest. Sprinkle had been facing a cocaine possession charge. Police admitted the drugs may have come from another person apprehended in the vehicle, according to Eleven Warriors. Because the drug test came back negative, Sprinkle was fortunate to be able to negotiate a lesser charge. He was fined $500 and placed on two years of probation. He will also be required to do some community service.

Sprinkle was arrested over the weekend of July 4 for his role in a bar brawl. He was later dismissed by head coach Urban Meyer, but an Ohio State spokesperson suggested a potential return to the team would not be eliminated from the discussion of his future.

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12 Responses to “Ohio State’s Sprinkle pleads no contest”
  1. honkerdawg says: Jul 31, 2014 7:38 PM

    He’ll probably be back since he fits Meyers requirement of having a record

  2. thraiderskin says: Jul 31, 2014 8:01 PM

    Awesome joke Honker… your wit is something to behold… did u pay for your right to be a jack-wagon or was it inherited?

  3. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 31, 2014 10:07 PM

    Lol typical Ohio State and Urban Meyer thug. Keep it classy Urb

  4. Bridgeh2O4ROY says: Jul 31, 2014 10:55 PM

    Thug? Charges reduced. Bad judgement maybe but we all got into little trouble when we were young! I married a Hawaiian tropic , Met-rx model, she loves my little bad boy style! As an adult I’m past all that but, he tested neg. for drugs! Seriously, some of you just hate to hate! Pathetic!

  5. jrs45 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:24 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    Just like Josh Gordon right.

  6. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 1, 2014 4:01 AM

    @jrs45

    Apples n oranges moron

  7. dhardy8207 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:34 AM

    “Sprinkle had his charges reduced after drug tests using various samples returned negative results just days after the arrest”

    Seeing that they tested blood, urine and hair samples and all came back negative is an indicator that he’s not a user. He’s very fortunate regardless because most states including Alabama if you’re caught in a vehicle with multiple people and drugs are found all are charged with possession.

  8. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 1, 2014 9:25 AM

    This is quite a difference from what was originally reported. They made it sound like this guy was a drug dealer. Now it looks like all these tests came back negative.

    I notice all you SEC guys talking smack here. This stuff happens all the time in the SEC and you guys ignore it but when another school has an issue like this you are quick to rag on the other schools. If he had been in the SEC this would have been covered up by the police who are in the pockets of the athletic departments in all those little SEC cow-towns. You SEC kool-aid drinkers need to get a life and stop acting so high and mighty while your own programs are as dirty as a cesspool.

  9. dacatindahat says: Aug 1, 2014 9:31 AM

    @brownsmakemecrazy

    “Apples n oranges”…

    how so hypocrite…???…at least Sprinkles is still a kid and this is his first real incident…Gordon is an adult with a record a mile long…

  10. dkhhuey says: Aug 1, 2014 9:57 AM

    THIS is why you wait until all of the facts come out before immediately convicting these kids based on initial blog stories. Tracy made some very bad decisions that night but glad to see using/selling blow was not one of them! Hopefully after reviewing the facts of the case and its disposition, Tracy will be allowed to come back to the team with the appropriate disciplinary actions being applied to the actions he is actually responsible for.

  11. dhardy8207 says: Aug 1, 2014 10:27 AM

    whenwilliteverend says:Aug 1, 2014 9:25 AM

    This is quite a difference from what was originally reported. They made it sound like this guy was a drug dealer. Now it looks like all these tests came back negative.

    I notice all you SEC guys talking smack here. This stuff happens all the time in the SEC and you guys ignore it but when another school has an issue like this you are quick to rag on the other schools. If he had been in the SEC this would have been covered up by the police who are in the pockets of the athletic departments in all those little SEC cow-towns. You SEC kool-aid drinkers need to get a life and stop acting so high and mighty while your own programs are as dirty as a cesspool.

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    It is ironic that you are ranting about the SEC fans when you NEVER fail to post some derogatory comments immediately upon the thread of any SEC player or program that has issues. You are always quick to make judgements just as you are doing now in defense of the program you pull for or one thats in the conference you favor. I’ve read many of your post regarding SEC players or teams and they’re all the same. Sorry players in a sorry conference yet it never seems to hit home with you that SEC teams just like Big 12, PAC 10, and others are comprised of players from all over the country. ALL teams have young men that make terrible decisions, but that doesn’t stop you from making your stereotypical comments on ever single SEC thread.

    Maybe YOU should do this thing called “practice what you preach”. At this moment your hypocrisy is showing….

  12. jrs45 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:03 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    And your college team is???

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