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tOSU Indiscretions of May (Mega Merge)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by osugrad21, May 11, 2005.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    BN Free

    Skeete Suspended After Arrest
    By staff
    Date: May 11, 2005

    Ohio State has announced that redshirt freshman kicker Jonathan Skeete has been suspended following an early morning arrest on an outstanding warrant for drug trafficking.

    Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has suspended kicker Jonathan Skeete for violation of team rules. According to police reports, Skeete was arrested early Wednesday morning by University Police on a warrant for trafficking in marijuana. Details were still sketchy on when and why the arrest warrant naming Skeete had been filed.

    "Jonathan Skeete has been suspended indefinitely, pending the outcome of the legal process," Tressel said in a university release. "We will evaluate his status with the team after this issue has been resolved. This is a very serious issue and we will treat it as such."

    Skeete, a freshman place-kicker from Gahanna, Ohio, was redshirted in 2004. He figured to be the backup to Josh Huston in 2005. He hit a 43-yard field goal in the spring game in April.

    OSU added Skeete as a late signee in June 2004. A strong student at Gahanna-Lincoln High School, Skeete picked OSU over Northwestern. He had reportedly been approved for an academic scholarship of some sort at NU.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Here is the link to the Franklin County arrest report
  3. Buckin' A

    Buckin' A Veritas Aequitas

    Here is the law as it is written in the Ohio Revised Code.

    2925.03- No person shall knowingly do any of the following:
    (1) Sell or offer to sell a controlled substance.
    (2) Prepare for shipment, ship, transport,deliver,prepare for distribution, or distribute a controlled substance, when the offender knows or has reason to believe that the controlled substance is for sale or resale by the offender or another person.

    So even if he drove a dealer to a delivery knowing what was going on, he could be charged. Either way, stupid ass mistake.
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    <input name="#.CASEMUNI.CRTV.1-1." value="fS9JQzI5NjM3OTI=" type="hidden"><input name="#CRC.CASEMUNI.CRTV.1-1." value="00000021" type="hidden">From the record:
    Why would the investigation take this long and how did tOSU not know it was going on?
  5. [/QUOTE]Case Attributes
    Number 2005 CR A 010915
    Status REOPEN (RO)
    Filed 05/10/2005
  7. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    Case Attributes
    Number 2005 CR A 010915
    Status REOPEN (RO)
    Filed 05/10/2005
    The charging police officer was somebody with the last name of Schneider. Apparently Schnieder was doing some sort of investigation that led to his filing a criminal complaint with the Franklin County Municipal Court yesterday (May 10). The criminal complaint was presented to an administrative judge who directed the issuance of an arrest warrant. The case number was assigned at that time, but for some reason the Clerk's office closed the case after the warrant had been issued. When the warrant was served on Skeete today, th ecase was reopened. He will be arraigned tomorrow at 9:00 AM and at that time will enter his plea.
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    Updated quotes from Tressel that have been added to the BN article:
    A short time ago, Tressel met with the media to discuss Skeete's situation.

    "I really don't know much, other than what all of you know," Tressel said. "Jonathan Skeete has been arrested, and I believe he will be arraigned tomorrow. From our perspective, like all cases of this nature, he will be suspended indefinitely until we find out what goes on with the legal process."

    Tressel added that he had not been in contact with Skeete and intimated that he expected Skeete to get in touch with him once he's able to do so.

    OSU added Skeete as a late signee in June 2004. A strong student at Gahanna-Lincoln High School, Skeete picked OSU over Northwestern. He had reportedly been approved for an academic scholarship of some sort at NU.

    Tressel was asked if he was surprised or shocked by these developments as Skeete was a national merit scholar at Gahanna Lincoln.

    "Yep," Tressel replied. "You would think I've been at this long enough to not be shocked. It is human nature to believe the best and think the best. Obviously it surprised me."

    Tressel also gave some background on Skeete and how he became part of the team.

    "He's been a good kid and he works hard," Tressel said. "Obviously he's been an excellent student. Like many freshmen, he's been kind of in the background.

    "He was actually a late addition (for the 2004 class). I think it was a little bit (Josh) Huston's injuries and depth-wise. Our staff looked for the next best candidate in all phases -- academically, kicking, and so forth. In June, he became a part of the team as a scholarship kid.

    "From a kicking standpoint, he's made strides. He's improved."

    Tressel had an already-scheduled team meeting today, which was a regularly-scheduled academic progress meeting that occurs every two weeks. He was asked if he had discussed the matter with the team at the meeting.

    "Yes, I did have the floor for a little while," he said.
  9. and here it is....
  10. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 9:30 AM. His attorney, John Waddy, posted a $1,000 appearance bond on Skeete's behalf. Hopefully Skeete is teh only OSU athlete who will be implicated in this mess.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Verdana]Ohio State Kicker Appears In Court[/font]
    <script language="JavaScript">var wn_last_ed_date = getLEDate("May12,2005,12:32 PM EST"); document.write(wn_last_ed_date);</script>May 12, 2005, 01:32 PM
    Ohio State kicker Jonathan Skeete appeared in court Thursday, accused of trafficking marijuana.

    Skeete appeared in arraignment court Thursday morning on a drug trafficking charge. There, the judge placed a $10,000 bond on him.

    On Wednesday, Skeete was arrested by police who say they bought marijuana from him twice in February.

    When word got out, the OSU kicker was suspended from the team until the issue is resolved.

    Skeete did play in the spring game, kicking two filed goals. He was considered a leading candidate to be the starting kicker this year.

    That career may be over, pending the outcome of this charge.

    Skeete's attorney tried to waive his client's appearance due to the heavy media coverage, but the prosecution said Skeete should be treated like every other person who appears in court.

  12. AirForceBuck

    AirForceBuck No mercy

    Compliments of todays Dispatch (the follow-up article):

    Oh..and do they REALLY have to put THAT picture of Skeete on there? Doesnt really help him much! lol
  13. tundra1

    tundra1 Junior

    OK, in the Buckeye football suspended players version of "Six Degrees of Separation", let me note...

    Ohio State offered Skeete a scholarship on the advice of Vince Marrow.

    Vince Marrow's cousin was a 3rd round draft pick of the Denver Broncos. A running back, I believe.
  14. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Haw Cited for Marijuana

    1460 Just reported Eric Haw was cited for possession of marijuana.
    Last edited: May 19, 2005
  15. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    Just heard it too... Oiler just beat me by a few seconds.

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