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July 6, 2012

Klein arrested on domestic violence charges

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Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein was arrested on Friday and faces charges of domestic violence and assault, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court's website.

The Licking Valley native issued a plead of not guilty at his Saturday arraignment. He was released on bond and issued a temporary protection order from the alleged victim. Under the terms of his bond, Klein is to stay away from drugs and alcohol and is not to possess firearms or engage in any acts of violence.

Klein is the third Ohio State player to have been arrested in the last month after Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort were arrested and charged with obstruction of justice in Shawnee Hills, Ohio. Both players pled guilty to lesser charges of disorderly conduct and were subsequently removed from scholarship by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. Both will have the opportunity to work their way back on to the team by the start of the season.

In January, Meyer kicked defensive backs Dominic Clarke and DerJuan Gambrell off of the Ohio State roster following separate off the field incidents.

Entering his senior season at Ohio State, Klein has recorded 63 tackles, two interceptions, and one sack in his time as a Buckeye. A starter for 10 games in 2011, he was listed behind sophomore Curtis Grant as the Buckeyes' second-string middle linebacker at the end of spring camp.

"We are aware of the situation and I can confirm the identity," an Ohio State spokesperson said in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering more information. At this point we won't have further comment until after we know and understand all the details."



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