Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend at his apartment late Tuesday night, according to a Columbus Police report.
According to the report, both Barrett and his ex-girlfriend, 19-year old Alexandria Barrett-Clark, said they were the victims of assault, but no charges were filed following the incident.
There were also no visible injuries reported.
Police responded to a call at Barrett’s apartment just after midnight on Wednesday. When police arrived, Barrett said he asked his ex-girlfriend to leave his apartment and she refused his request. Barrett then said Barrett-Clark “ran at him and pushed him” and struck him before he pushed her onto a bed in self-defense.
Barrett-Clark told police that when she was asked to leave Barrett’s apartment, she said she would leave in the morning. She then stated that Barrett confronted her in the bedroom and choked her upon the bed, before using his forearm to apply pressure to her neck in an effort to take her phone from her.
After the incident upon the bed, Barrett-Clark said she was able to escape and call the police.
There was a single witness, according to the report, who acknowledged that he heard a disturbance, but did not see any physical altercation.
An OSU athletics spokesman said the university is aware of an issue regarding Barrett, and is working to gather more information as it becomes available.
This story was first reported on Wednesday morning by local television outlet, ABC6.
Barrett recently had surgery to repair a broken ankle suffered in OSU’s game against Michigan on Nov. 29.
Neither Barrett nor Barrett-Clark responded to an email requesting comment.
Clarification: Earlier reports said Barrett-Clark was Barrett’s girlfriend, when in fact, they are exes.