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Ohio State football’s Dominic Clarke arrested

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Ohio State sophomore cornerback Dominic Clarke is in trouble with the law again.

Clarke was charged with drunk driving Saturday when the player ran a stop sign near the intersection of W. 12th Avenue and Neil Avenue, according to multiple reports. 

Franklin County court records indicate that Clarke pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge.

Clarke was also arrested for an Oct. 9 incident involving a “compressed-air gun,” which he fired from the roof of Marketplace, a campus eatery. The player was then suspended for the Buckeyes’ Oct. 15 game at Illinois, which they won, 17-7.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addressed Clarke’s most recent arrest during a Thursday press conference.

“What we’ll never do is say we’re going to make an example out of a kid. That’s not going to happen,” Meyer said. “However, (Clarke) broke a team rule. I’m still getting the information. I’m very, very disappointed because some things were covered in the team meeting. They’ll be dealt with very swiftly and sternly at the appropriate time.”

OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig told The Lantern in an email that the team was aware of the situation and monitoring it through the legal process.  

Christopher Cooper, Clarke’s attorney, did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s Friday request for comment. 

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