Ohio State QB Barrett to forfeit some scholarship funds

FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is shown during Ohio State's NCAA college football Spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been suspended for one game after being cited with a misdemeanor offense of operating a vehicle under the influence.A statement from the school says Barrett was stopped at a Columbus police check point early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, 2015.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is shown during Ohio State's NCAA college football Spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been suspended for one game after being cited with a misdemeanor offense of operating a vehicle under the influence.A statement from the school says Barrett was stopped at a Columbus police check point early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, 2015.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback J.T. Barrett will forfeit his summer financial aid as part of his punishment for being cited for operating a vehicle while impaired.

Meyer handed out a similar punishment in 2012 when offensive lineman Jack Mewhort and tight end Jake Stoneburner were arrested on misdemeanor charges.

Barrett was cited for the misdemeanor early Saturday morning by Columbus police and suspended one-game by Meyer. He will sit out this week when the top-ranked Buckeyes play Minnesota at home. Cardale Jones, who started the first seven games of the season, will start in Barrett’s place.

Meyer says Barrett is not guaranteed to return as the starting quarterback when Ohio State plays at Illinois on Nov. 14. The coach says he is considering stripping Barrett of his team captaincy.

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