COLUMBUS .- Ohio State spokesman confirmed Sunday morning that defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle has been suspended by coach Urban Meyer following Sprinkle’s arrest on Friday.
The powerful Ohio State defensive lineman was arrested first for an altercation at a bar. Then yesterday at 6:38 pm Lorain police confirmed Sprinkle was arrested “on charges of possession of drugs, heroin, drug paraphernalia, rioting/failure to disperse.”
Sprinkle, the Northeast Ohio All-Lake District Defensive Player of the Year, recorded with the Pioneers 103 tackles. Sprinkle was a Ohio State redshirt freshman in 2013 and was expected to make an impact as a defensive lineman in 2014.
Sprinkle was awarded as Division I co-defensive player of the year and a first-team Associated Press All-Ohio selection as a senior at Elyria High School.
He also won the Lorain County Golden Helmet award his senior season, given annually to the football-mad county’s top player. He was the first defensive player to be awarded the honor since fellow Buckeye Matt Wilhelm (Elyria Catholic) in 1999.