Just when you thought this whole gray box thing was trending positive again, Luke Fickell announced on his weekly radio show today that CB Dominic Clarke would not be making the trip with the Buckeyes to Champaign this weekend after a violation of team rules. The suspension stems from Clarke getting busted for disorderly conduct on Sunday at 'Marketplace', the popular OSU dining spot on 10th and Neil Ave.
While Clarke wasn't a starter, he was expected to help the Buckeye secondary limit the Illini passing attack on Saturday. While Fickell expects Clarke back againsrt Wisconsin, Dionte Allen (if recovered from a concussion), Doran Grant, and Corey "Pitt" Brown (back to corner from safety) will fill in as the back-ups to Travis Howard and Bradley Roby.
This continues to be one tough season for the Buckeyes.
UPDATE: Clarke's "disorderly conduct" charge came from shooting an air soft gun owned by Chris Carter.