J.T. Barrett Receives Legal Punishment For OVI

J.T. Barrett appeared in court Tuesday morning to learn his punishment for the OVI citation he received Oct. 31.

With his team punishment behind him curtesy of a one-game suspension handed out by head coach Urban Meyer and served during Ohio State's 28-14 win over Minnesota, quarterback J.T. Barrett learned his legal punshiment Tuesday for his operating a vehicle under the influence charge.

The sophomore plead guilty to the charge when he appeared in Columbus Municipal Courts Tuesday at 9 a.m. and received a $400 fine, must attend a three-day alcohol education class and had his driver's license suspended for 180 days.

The punishment for Barrett is about what would be expected for a 20 year-old charged with an OVI. Barrett was pulled over early Oct. 31 and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.099, above the legal limit of 0.08 for those 21 years or older and much higher than the 0.02 limit for those younger than 21.

While Barrett won't be driving anytime soon, there is a good chance he will have the keys to the Ohio State offense when the team takes the field against Illinois this Saturday.

"He'll be the starter unless he does not have a good week of practice," Meyer said.


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