AKRON, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown State football player who is suspended from playing in the FCS National Championship game on Jan. 7 appeared in Summit County Court Wednesday facing a weapons charge.
Martin Ruiz pleaded not guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling.
According to a police report, Ruiz was pulled over for failing to signal a turn. Police said the car smelled like marijuana and “marijuana shake” was found on the driver’s seat. Police said a loaded handgun was also found inside the car’s glove compartment. Ruiz said the gun was not his.
Ruiz was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling.