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Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein arrested

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Ohio State senior linebacker Storm Klein was arrested Friday night for alleged domestic violence and assault, according to Franklin County Municipal Court Records.

Klein pleaded not guilty to both charges at his arraignment Saturday morning and a temporary protection order will keep him away from the complainant, according to ESPN.

OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig said the athletic department is aware of the situation and confirmed that Klein was arrested.

Emig wouldn’t comment on Klein’s status with OSU coach Urban Meyer and the football team.

“We are in the process of gathering more information in order to understand all the details,” Emig said in an email to The Lantern.

Klein’s lawyer, Columbus attorney Timothy Walsh, did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s Satuday request for comment.

According to an NBC4 report, the alleged altercation developed after an argument about the future of a relationship between Klein and the alleged victim.

According to the report, the prosecutor at Saturday’s court hearing said Klein “purposefully threw her against the front door causing her head to hit the door” and that “there were noticeable injuries all over the prosecuting witness’ body including to her arms.”

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