Two OSU players arrested near PGA event

June 3, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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SHAWNEE HILLS, Ohio, June 3 (UPI) -- Two Ohio State football players were arrested during the weekend after allegedly urinating in public at the site of a PGA tournament, police records indicated.

A Delaware County, Ohio, sheriff's office report said tight end Jake Stoneburner, left tackle Jack Mewhort and a third man were arrested by Shawnee Hills police early Saturday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, site of the Memorial golf tournament, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Police said Stoneburner and Mewhort were found crouching between cars in a parking lot being used for the Memorial, while the third man, Austin Barnard, was found hiding nearby.

The trio are suspected of urinating between buildings in the vicinity and were charged with a misdemeanor of obstructing official business after allegedly running when confronted by police, WBNS-TV, Columbus, reported.

They were released from the Delaware County jail Sunday on $2,000 bond.

The family of Stoneburner, who will be a senior this year, lives in a home off Muirfield's fifth fairway, the Dispatch said.

An Ohio State athletic department spokesman said football Coach Urban Meyer knew of the arrests but would wouldn't comment further.

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