OSU Dealing With Legal Issues

The Buckeyes suspended a backup quarterback indefinitely after he was charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Backup quarterback Antonio Henton, 20, pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting a prostitute this week after he was arrested around 8:30 p.m. near campus on Sept. 24.

Henton, a redshirt freshman, had been making strides and was closing in on Rob Schoenhoft as the backup to Todd Boeckman.

Coach Jim Tressel suspended Henton indefinitely on Tuesday and said he will not accompany the team to Minnesota for Saturday's game. Tressel said Henton will likely remain suspended until the case is resolved.

"In most cases you need resolution to situations," Tressel said. "I don't know about every case. Obviously until we get a much greater feel. I guess what's most disappointing to me is our guys know deep down what is expected. When we error, that's disappointing."

Joe Bauserman, who spent three seasons playing minor-league baseball, will take Henton's place on the scout team and on the travel squad.

Henton, a native of Fort Valley, Ga., is fourth on the team in rushing with 41 yards. He is 3 of 6 passing for 57 yards and a touchdown in limited time this year. He threw 30 touchdown passes and was named the Georgia Offensive Player of the Year as a senior coming out of Peach County High School in 2005.

NOTES

  • WR Brian Robiskie leads the Big Ten with an average of 108 receiving yards per game.

  • QB Todd Boeckman leads the Big Ten in passing efficiency (172.06).


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