Jake Stoneburner, Jack Mewhort Arrested

By Ramzy Nasrallah on June 2, 2012 at 3:44p
142 Comments

UPDATE: 8:15pm

Offensive lineman Jack Mewhort was also arrested with Stoneburner, along with a third man - it is believed they were urinating between buildings and when police approached them, they ran:

Police told 10TV News that two officers saw the three men who they believed were urinating between buildings. The officers attempted to talk with them but they ran away.

Two of them were captured while they were crouched in between vehicles in a parking area used for the nearby Memorial Tournament, police said. The third person was found hiding in nearby woods after officers threatened to use a police dog.

All three were released about a little more than an hour later after posting $2,000 bond, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.


Earlier today Buckeye senior TE Jake Stoneburner was arrested and charged with "obstructing official business" by Shawnee Hills police in Delaware County.

No other details were provided, but per Ohio law the charge is defined as:

2921.31 Obstructing official business.

(A) No person, without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct, or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official’s official capacity, shall do any act that hampers or impedes a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful duties.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of obstructing official business. Except as otherwise provided in this division, obstructing official business is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If a violation of this section creates a risk of physical harm to any person, obstructing official business is a felony of the fifth degree.

More details as they come available.

142 Comments

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JozyMozy's picture

Uh...what? How peculiar. 

William's picture

What? Quite odd.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

What the shit

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

William's picture

Agreed. I just had a Ricky "What in the fuck?" moment. 

William's picture

Mfw he was probably trying to keep cops from arresting a drunk friend. 

CincyOSU's picture

^^^Beat me to it. I had a friend in college who got arrested for this. He knocked a can of beer of the top of a car that was apparently evidence for an open container violation.

William's picture

Over/under on how many people freak out when ESPN runs this story on heaven forbid, their front page?

MediBuck's picture

Oh, it'll be front page. Only question is how many times they'll mention "death penalty" or "sanctions". God, I hate ES(EC)PN

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

rdubs's picture

Honestly this should be on ESPN, it isn't currently on the front page but when the best offensive player on one of the biggest name teams in the country gets arrested it is newsworthy on the biggest sports network.

rdubs's picture

I'll be interested to learn more, but honestly he is dumb to even get in a situation where he might get arrested.  Too much on the line, just ask Mike Adams.

William's picture

Ehh he could've just been asking the cops to let him take a buddy home, or have a buddy take him home, and a cop could've viewed that as obstruction and arrested him. 

rdubs's picture

That's my point though.  I don't care how trivial it might end up being, but there is no reason to even be in that situation.  There has not  been a single moment in my life where there was a remote chance that I would be arrested and I have a lot less at stake than he does.

CanadianBuckeye's picture

I don't want to spread hate, but c'mon if you have lived your whole life (I am assuming you are at least 18) without even having a chance of being arrested you need to get out more.  I am by no means a criminal nor do I promote criminal acts, but sometimes very reasonable things can be seen as criminal acts to the wrong eyes.  
I understand that people in a position of high esteem such as a football player, celebrity or a politician might be expected to act in a manor more responsible than the average man but they still have a whole life to live.  As easy as it is to say that people should never do dumb things/get arrested you have to understand that EVERY person is going to let irrationality get the best of them at times.  You can't always have that guard up, it simply isn't possible, even for the most reasonable of men.
It is an unfortunate thing to see a well regarded Buckeye in trouble but lets just remember that in America everyone is INNOCENT until proven guilty and at this point nearly everything said is mere speculation.

thebuckeyefan's picture

I've never been close to being arrested either but guess what I've done some things that are technically illegal. Get off your high horse bud

12-OH

TheBadOwl's picture

You can't honestly tell me you've never pissed in public. Hell, my first quarter here alone, I probably pissed more outside on weekends than I did inside.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Obstruction is a catch all charge for pissing off a cop. No way to guess details from the charge, but let's hope it doesn't turn out too serious.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Plus, and not to stereotype too much, but it's the Shawnee Hills police. I know it's a lot more cosmopolitan up there than it used to be back in my Bogey Inn-haunting days, but we're probably talking a Barney Fife-level of competence here.
Assuming Stoneburner didn't hit anybody, this won't be any biggie.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

ScarletHaze's picture

Probably got too drunk at the Memorial.

William's picture

Thought the same thing.

andretolstoy's picture

I'll be honest I better read that he was actually utilizing physical brute force or attempting to take the cops weapon, otherwise if he was just mouthing at the cops or standing in between them and a friend I'm going to be pretty ticked.

baddogmaine's picture

To me this is not simply odd, if this is factually supported - and I recognize that it might not be, but if it is - this is yet another instance of a star athlete, and unfortunately a star OSU athlete thinking he is above the law. If this is factually supported we will learn much about what kind of ship Meyer runs by how he deals with this. And Stoneburner may be the poster child for the idea that those who do not learn from Adams and Herron are doomed to repeat them.

William's picture

Huh? We've already seen how Meyer deals with players and their obstruction of the law, look at both Dominic Clarke and Derjuan Gambrell. Gambrell's offense was a legitimate reason to be kicked off of the team, and Clarke's offense was stupid but not nearly as extreme as Gambrell's, but it wasn't his first run-in with the during the year. As for Stoneburner's situation let's see what the facts are, if it happened to be that Stoneburner was just defending a buddy, then this charge is overblown and is an instance of the cop/cops being total douchebags, but if there is something more, then we can debate about punishment/judgement. As for now let's just wait and see.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Lets hope it was a case of this...

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

schooey's picture

My money is on Barney!

schooey's picture

In today's police state "obstructing a cop" can be anything they want it to be. Likely, some small dicked cop did not like the look a big dude like Stoneburner gave or some such crap. Can't wait to get the details on this one! 

jkrk's picture

"Yeah, sonny, it's like I told ya. 50 years ago your ol' grandpappy arrested that Stoneburner kid that won all those rings. I showed him who was boss . . . ."

BrotherCavil's picture

Whatever - shawnee hills cops should stick to what they do best - direct traffic during construction.

Baroclinicity's picture

Gray-box'd

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

schooey's picture

If it really is just a case of an asshole cop, I really hope Meyer does not overreact in some effort to set an example. As much as I like Meyer, I think he is capable of "overreacting". 

buckeye76BHop's picture

Awesome!  I smell a suspension for next year on the horizon if this doesn't get dropped or thrown out of court.  At least one game...  Oh well.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

buckeyedude's picture

If I was a cop, and I knew he was a starter for the Buckeyes, I would give him a warning, and instruct him to go home and take a nap.

 

 

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Agreed...

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

Hasbro's picture

"Football players, especially the really good ones, should get preferential treatment."
 
Why do people hate Ohio State fans?

Orlando Buckeye's picture

If I found someone peeing outside, I yelled for them to stop, and they ran off...game over.  I'm not even chasing them.  I turn to my partner and say, "I guess we'll never solve the case of the pisser."

Pam's picture

I showed this to my BF (Trenton cop) and he said "suburban cops" and shook his head.

nickma71's picture

If he was white, I would just give him a warning....Man that whole civil war and equal protection of the law thing really ruined it for some people. I hope you are just emoting your Buckeye feelings.

Dean's picture

I'm not sure what to make of this.  It sounds like you're trying to make a joke, but... I don't get it.  Please tell me you don't mean what I think you mean.

wibuckeye's picture

His parents live near the fith hole at Muirfield, it was probably something stupid associated with the tournament.
 

WIBUCKEYE

schooey's picture

Hopefully the report was written before they figured out who he was but I doubt it. By the time they they get their story together and it is released it won't be cop-blocking anymore but assualt of a peace officer or some such. He is just lucky the drugs did not get planted in time. 

NW Buckeye's picture

According to NBC4:
Stoneburner tells NBC4 sports that he and a friend were in front of a Shawnee Hills restaurant early in the morning when someone turned a bright light on them.
Stoneburner said he and his friend didn't know where the light came from and they ran off.  When they became aware that the light came from police officers they stopped.
So, if you walk out of a restaurant and someone shines a bright light on you - FREEZE.  That way you make a better target. 
 
 

William's picture

That's seriously what they're reporting? That's ridiculous..

cbusbuckeye's picture

That sounds about right, just another example of how incompetent and corrupt the police are...

chicagobuckeye's picture

Also according to NBC4:
The escalation was based on the police contention that the three ran away and on the fact that the chief broke what he termed “my pinkie” during a fall while chase the three men.
WOW

schooey's picture

Nice job there Starsky and Hutch!

buckeyedude's picture

More like Frick and Frack.

 

 

William's picture

NBC4 reporting that Stoneburner has said the charges will be dropped Monday.

Texas Buckeye's picture

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

William's picture

"Urinating between buildings." Well that settles it, they should be suspended for at the least the first two games.

Texas Buckeye's picture

2 games? I think that may be a bit harsh. If anything, I would say a 1 game suspension for both of them. But that's just me. Still, not the smartest thing to do in the world, that's for sure.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

cbusbuckeye's picture

Someone doesnt understand sarcasm

William's picture

It can be hard to detect sarcasm on the internet. Seriously though, this is a complete joke.

Texas Buckeye's picture

I missed the sarcasm on that one. Sorry about that. That's what happens when studying for finals fries out your brain. You tend to miss a few here or there.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

William's picture

Definitely can agree with that, I wanted to head out to Muirfield to watch some of the Memorial, but sadly studying for finals prevents me from doing so. 

Texas Buckeye's picture

I wanted to do the same but sadly, there's finals and the fact that I don't have a car up here also puts another obstacle in the way.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

Texas Buckeye's picture

I will admit, I missed on that one. Scratch what I said in the previous comment. No suspension needed for both of these guys. (This is in response to cbusbuckeye even though it may not show that.)

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

jkrk's picture

I agree. Going between buildings gets you 1 game for a #1 and 2 games for a #2.

moopdawg's picture

Urinating between buildings? Some kind of in-house community service punishment should do the trick.  Make them clean toilets at the local public high schools.  Maybe they can sneak some recruiting in while they are there.  That is, if that is in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations :)

ohst8buxCP's picture

I'm pretty unimpressed he couldnt get away, Mel Kiper isnt going to be too happy. Seriously though the whole situation is a  joke. I live in Dublin and the Shawnee Hills police are notorious for this kind of thing. Theres no reason anything should happen to these two in terms of disipline. If i had a quarter for how many times i peed outside in the last year i would be Bill Gates.

RedStorm45's picture

They go hard in Dublin lol
man...9:30 a.m....somebody was pre-gaming early at the Bogey.  That place is really fun at night after the rounds are over though.  When I lived with my parents I was literally on the other side of the Scioto and down about 2 streets.  Could hear the music blasting all the time.

439LawDog's picture

Obstruction is not the "catch all" violation...that is called Disorderly Conduct or Disorderly Intoxication. The obstruction comes from having to chase the offenders down which usually includes having to call several other officers in to help chase/search which in the case was for a very minor crime especially if they were in an area which the could not be easily observed.
 

chrisgerard's picture

Think there's a significant amount of case law for the proposition that running from cops, while not under arrest, isn't obstructing. 

439LawDog's picture

can't argue case law but that is the charge in the ORC that fits when you run when you are obviously doing something that you shouldn't be doing. 
 

chrisgerard's picture

Had client run and refuse to give her name. Charge eventually dismissed. Pissed off cops. 

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Dissapointed in Stoney, but come on how many guys have urinated in somewhere besides a bathroom. Just so happened the the cop was there at the right time and they got busted. Don't care hoe ESPN or others spin it, its not like they harmed anyone or destroyed anything. Urban will have something for them, like the cleaning toilets idea!

Pay It Forward!

William's picture

Disappointed? Really? He pissed outside, BFD..

rdubs's picture

Yeah, I am disappointed that he got arrested.  As a runner I have peed outside more than most, but never in an area with people passing by all the time like the Bogey Inn.
Also if it really was 9:30 AM I don't think that jibes with the story about light in his eyes and running.

jkrk's picture

Latest 10TV story says they were arrested at 2:30, not 9:30. Don't know if it was a typo or what.

rdubs's picture

that makes more sense

chicagobuckeye's picture

It was at night, NBC4 is reporting that the officers couldn't put the charges in to the court until they talked to the AD in the morning ergo 9:30.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i am usually a pretty by the book dude but this is hilarious and if they miss any PT for this i'll be shocked

741's picture

Being out at 2:30am, most likely drinking, and attempting to evade police equates to poor judgement and worse leadership from two key starters. I'm pretty sure these two will feel the wrath of Urban.

Johnny Ginter's picture

they peed outside

William's picture

Seriously folks, they tinkled outside. BFD.

741's picture

I'm thinking since they were not acting like "grown men" they might have to earn their way back to the "gold level" - or whatever. Loss of privileges, not sitting out games.
Peeing outside is one thing (yes, I've done it) but running from the cops is another.

Jugdish's picture

Agree. Why run? Peeing in public, between buildings, 2:30 AM = excuse me. Running is very immature, but they were afraid of UFM if caught foul.
I am not aggravated with police for doing their job. I wouldn't want to be out at 2:30 AM trying to keep peace and order.

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ohst8buxCP's picture

They're 21. If they want to go have a few beers in the offseason on a friday during the memorial i have absolutely no problem with it. They took a pee outside.....BFD

buckeye76BHop's picture

I would be shocked by them missing playing time...IF what happened to OSU last year didn't happen (the fact of why Meyer is at OSU in the first place).  I see a one game suspension or time off for fall practices.  It surprises me to see how many people feel there will be no punishment.  Common guys...they have to take anything seriously now, even if it is silly, and we've all done it. Yes...it may not be a BIG deal.  Hell I do it right outside my house all the time but I'm not playing for OSU either.  You should probably have more sense to not do this if are a player for OSU and at a Golf Tournament (especially after last year).  Think may be just go to a Port-a-pot or hit a bathroom somewhere...you know.  Don't be shocked folks if punishment comes down...OSU is under a microscope now and Meyer and company know it.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Triv's picture

Both are 21 and Niether drove. They will be fine if the light story is true

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

William's picture

Hell if they were at Notre Dame it woudn't matter if they drove or not. #MichaelFloyd

Orlando Buckeye's picture

I just have a bad feeling we are just scratching the suface of "pee-gate."

Triv's picture

Commence mass exodus of 2013 recruiting class. My guess is this will cost us Burrows, Marshal, Bosa, and probably 2-3 more. Be prepares for 5-6 of turmoil and 6 win seasons

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

buckeye76BHop's picture

Too funny...@pee-gate

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

andretolstoy's picture

I think what they're not telling us was that Mewhort was actually taking a pooh. That's where the obstruction of official business came in...
 

Carolina Buckeye's picture

Stoney....#Shocktheworld...or....#Findaurinal?

CowCat's picture

I am fully confident that Shawnee Hills' finest are dusting for pee prints.
C'mon now.  This isn't Lawrence Phillips. 

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

Carolina Buckeye's picture

This whole incident can be summed up in two words:

Delaware County.

I think the lesson to be learned here for Stoney and Jack is when pissing outside, keep it in the friendly confines of the City of Columbus.  As many have stated before; during the college years we probaly piss outside more than inside. Heck, I don't go inside when I have to piss from drinking too much beer while mowing the lawn, I step off the mower and let it flow.

You aren't a true "new yorker" either until you've received a ticket for public urination.

Again though...

DELAWARE COUNTY

schooey's picture

LOL. I am finally a true New Yorker. Not sure how I feel about that. 
What are you if on the same night you get a ticket for fare-jumping  and drinking on the train? 

Carolina Buckeye's picture

Haha I'm not sure, but seriously, how can you navigate that city at 4am full of beer with NO public restrooms?

Carolina Buckeye's picture

The Shawnee Hills Police Chief admitted the primary reason for pressing charges.....
 
His fat a$$ fell while attempting to pursue the players and he broke his "pinkie"

NO JOKE. Look at NBC4i.  What an absolute FARCE

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

Here's the scenario in my head, based on Stoneburner's comment and the other reports: Stoneburner, Mewhort, and the 3rd guy had been out drinking, and decided to use an alley as a bathroom.  Someone (as it turns out, the police) shined a light on them.  They couldn't see who it was initially (blinded by the light, also may have assumed it was the business owner or whomever), and ran.  When they realized it was the cops, they stopped. Cops say they ran, so they are arrested.  Stupid all the way around, but not worth any missed games unless more comes out.  Maybe they should have to clean out the stadium bathrooms after a couple games *gags*...

William's picture

They shouldn't have to do anything. This is just a case of dumbfuckery on all accounts.

Texas Buckeye's picture

True, it is people being stupid. But, still getting arrested doesn't look good no matter how you look at it. Urban will have his say and we all will move on. That's the way I see it now.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

buckeyedude's picture

What's so effing stupid about pissing outside? I find it very natural. And since I don't hunt, it brings me closer to nature.

 

 

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

I agree, dumbfuckery on all accounts.  But, as it is, it has made the news. Some sort of something (short of suspension, because that would be silly) will be done because it's now national shit.
 

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

That may be the case, but if Urban does nothing, the college mass's will bring to light the issues under his watch at Florida all over again. Had they not got arrested no news, no problem. But since it made news and arrests were made, I doubt they will go unpunished. And when I say Dissapointed, I am not mad at Stoney, just figured he would have maybe made it a little less ovious.
 

Pay It Forward!

Scott K's picture

" The escalation was based on the police contention that the three ran away and on the fact that the chief broke what he termed “my pinkie” during a fall while chase the three men."
http://www2.nbc4i.com/sports/2012/jun/02/differing-accounts-incident-led...
 
L-A-M-E

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

As annoying and stupid as this incident is, this news about the cop allegedly injuring himself during the alleged chase bothers me. (On a clearly much more extreme level, just offered for what comparison there may be)... One of my friends was a police officer, young, in shape, who died of cardiac arrest chasing a guy who ran after harassing some store clerks.  The guy who ran got jail time.  Clearly different (a misdemeanor-manslaughter compared to misdemeanor-whatever), but, assuming for the sake of argument that the police actually announced who they were (which I doubt - I'd bet it was more of a "Hey! What do you think you're doing?!")... No bueno.

Denny's picture

One time, long ago (Summer 2005) I was at a party on Norwich.There was a tree in the front yard, and someone ducked over to the side and took a piss on the tree, away from the street. On-property, but they were clearly urinating.
A Columbus bicycle officer rolled up into the yard, shined a spotlight on the guy's junk, and said 'you'd better stop that now and head on inside, son'. The guy was hilariously embarrassed and the officer continued on along his way. Granted, this was on the edges of the university district, but it was a non-issuing offence there.
Either they were super-schwasted or they rolled into the wrong jurisdiction.

Taquitos.

439LawDog's picture

I have actually caught people doing the same act and scared them to the point that they quickly pulled up their pants but were not able to stop the stream so to speak. A citation was not issued as the growing wet spot and obvious discomfort from the wet jeans was more then enough to ensure that it would not happen again.

deadbuckeyeinthelake's picture

they will charge  you  with what they think they  can get away with period.
 
in 2 months  time after  charges  are dropped this will be a  old  story.
 
wonder  much corruption really is  going on in shawnee hills?
 
 
for  every   good   cop i will show  you   5  bad  cops were  all only  human

"Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!"

Baroclinicity's picture

Great movie, although I don't think you're referencing it.  Ok, actually it's just an ok movie, but I love it.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Baroclinicity's picture

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Brutus's picture

Wow, you were all over that incredibly obscure movie reference. Nicely done.

The line was from the movie, but meant a little differently. I'm tired of all the cop bashing this incident has led to. Yes, this was handled poorly by all sides, but many are blaming the police for Stoney et al peeing outside. And now the police, for simply doing their jobs, have been accused of everything from having little dicks to being corrupt. All because they enforced a law against a couple kids none of us know.

Perhaps I'm just a little over sensitive this morning. Nevertheless, the video clip reminded me that horror movies from the late 70's and early 80's are so much creepier than anything that comes out today.

Baroclinicity's picture

It's the new norm for this country.  Blame someone else/no accountability.  I've peed outside before... and if I got caught, I wouldn't blame the police for it.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Jugdish's picture

^This

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741's picture

The longer this dark period of trouble and intense scrutiny lasts for Ohio State, the more amazed and embarassed I become at the lengths a percentage of our fan base will go to excuse inappropriate behavior of our football players. We have people suggesting that the probem is that 5 out of 6 police officers are "bad" rather than recognizing that the real problem is Stoney and Mewhort failing to accept responsibility for their actions - like men.
If you want to pee outside the Bogey Inn at 2:30am, fine. That is your decision... But don't run away when a cop shines a light on you like a 12 year old. You made a man's decision - be a man and deal with the consequences of your decision.
For fans to be looking for anyone else to blame (overzealous suburban cops, or "corrupt" cops, etc., etc., ad nauseum) is ludricous. It's embarassing, and makes us all look stupid.

741's picture

Whoops. Brutus beat me to it.

schooey's picture

The assumption that this would turn out to be cop-stupidity rather than anything warranting arrest was made before the facts were known and that was made note of... the assumption was conditional. The assumption was based on the fact that obstruction is a vague catch-all type of charge with which cops can do what they will. And that most cops have some sort of character issues. And that cops should not immediately get the benefit of the doubt. And that cops are fun to make fun of. And that this is healthy for society. 
Whether they should have been arrested or not is still open to debate. IMO they should not have ran. I mean even if the cops did not identify themselves, who should Stoneburner and Mewhort run from? 
I just hope Meyer does not flip-out and make it worse than it really is. 

439LawDog's picture

Yes I'm torn as obviously I'm a huge tOSU fan and Stoney11 is one of my favorites but it is not the PD's fault. Do you want people in your city/town going into alleys and urinating in plain view from the street? I can only guess that was what happened as it has been reported that they were spotlighted prior to running which led to violation #2...they ran. Keep in mind there was a good chance that they would have been warned at the scene and released (usually officer discretion) but when you make an officer chase you...plan on getting charged. And again this is all speculation but an officer reportedly hurt his finger running after them so that leaves  the possibility that medical treatment was/is required (workers comp/taxpayer gets the bill)...and again over something that even a 10year old knows you are not allowed to do in public and was a minor misdemeanor to start with (usually a $100.00 max fine).
 
 

buckeyedude's picture

How the F%*K does one "hurt their pinkie finger" in a foot chase?

 

 

ARMYBUCK's picture

I was actually arrested for the same thing, except for the running part.  They actually took me to jail and made me spend the night.  When I was at the station the next day many officers that I knew well came in and told me its not illegal in the state of Ohio IF you try to conceal it.  Sounds like I was a little more concealed than these boys though, (Barely enough room for me to squeeze between two sheds) and they still got me!  Its nothing. Shouldnt have ran I suppose but boys will be boys which is so much better than the way things have been trending in this world lately, boys being girls!

Carolina Buckeye's picture

This is absurd, period.

I 100% blame the PC of the Shawnee Hills PD for being a complete and utter hard on and being butt hurt because his donut weight brought him to the ground while chasing college kids for being college kids.
Probably the only reason half of his department has jobs is because of the revenue that is brought in from the Memorial Tournament each year.
Honestly, its DELAWARE COUNTY and SHAWNEE HILLS. Besides the Memorial; they probably chase cows and wrangle up loose livestock for residents.
The fact that this police chief would openly talk about an ongoing matter just goes to even further show that the dumbfuckery clearly falls on the shoulders of this ginormous doucher.
Who, if he wasn't already, sealed his fate as one of the biggest jerk offs in Central Ohio

Jugdish's picture

It is absurd to run. Man up. They ran because UFM is not going to put up with any silly shit. OSU football is a life in the gold fish bowl.

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Defend Youngstown's picture

I can't wait until the football season starts so the 100+ comment threads are about football and not crap that doesn't matter.

Carolina Buckeye's picture

The police chief was in a cruiser supporting the chase. How did he "break his pinkie"?

Did he jam it on the steering wheel in the crown vic?
Slam it in the car door?

Jdadams01's picture

They ran. If they don't run, this probably isn't even in the news. Yes, they were tipsy and probably thought it was a bar employee when they herd the yell, but it still comes down to the fact that they ran from the police. Honestly, I'd have no issue with them taking a suspension for the Miami game. They're team leaders and need to set the example that there are consequences even when it's something small. 

William's picture

Has anyone read the part of the report where it states that once they realized it was a set of cops that they stopped running? Once they found out it was the cops they stopped, they didn't flee from them. Seriously folks it's not like they were driving while inebriated (Dominic Clarke). They were pissing between two buildings, I piss outside all the time, big deal. The cops really had no reason to go after them, they're pissing on a building, BFD, shouldn't we be more worried that a police force's capital/resources are being used to chase after a couple college kids taking a wizz on the side of a building?

thatlillefty's picture

C'mon man, they knew it was cops as soon as the lights flashed. And they ran.

No biggie tho. Boys will be boys and life goes on.

William's picture

Could have thought it was the building's owner..

BuckeyeVet's picture

To Schooey

LOL. I am finally a true New Yorker. Not sure how I feel about that.

What are you if on the same night you get a ticket for fare-jumping  and drinking on the train?
 

Then you are an Irish-American New Yorker. Lol.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

Jugdish's picture

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

Jdadams01's picture

UFM setting the example early again.

RedStorm45's picture

That Toledo Blade report also states that the cops did not identify themselves at first, but when they were identified Stoneburner and Mewhort stopped running.  Again...how are they supposed to know it was the cops if all they saw was a spotlight?

NeARBuckeye's picture

This is absolutely absurd.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Public urination?  Really?  That's about the dumbest thing that you could get arrested for.  Why would you urinate in public?  Running is also the dumbest thing you can do when a cop approaches you.  Nothing would've happened if they didn't run, most likely.  They may have been escorted from the premises.
So what does this mean for them as the season begins?  Any anticipated suspensions by Urban on this one?  I can't imagine it'll be more than one or two games. 

Class of 2010.

MrBuckeye's picture

I just wanted to point out that I actually know the third guy involved, he was actually a big time weed supplier (probably other things too..?) to Jamaal Berry aswell as many other of the younger football players... I doubt there was only public urination going on, but alas..

jkrk's picture

Hey, looky here. A GeorgeDohrmann-worthy source. Do you think he was giving them free tattoos in exchange for getting to pee with them? Is it worth wondering why none of them were arrested for possession, or zzzzzzzzzzz . . .

Irricoir's picture

The fact that they are football players and likely had a good lead on the officers, they had plenty of time to hide or dispose of the evidence before they decided to turn themselves over. I am not saying they did this as the other poster implied but the fact that they weren't charged with it doesn't mean that it didn't happen. I too think running from police for urinating in public is pretty suspicious. If anything, a strange person spot lights me while I'm pissing, I am going to be irritated and ask them if there is a problem. I am not running from a spot light. Come on, these guys are huge testosterone driven men. Running from a spot light?

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

jkrk's picture

I can think of more than one reason they would run if they saw a spotlight out of nowhere. But who cares? This is why you can't be convicted for what you aren't charged with, and why you're innocent until proven guilty of what you are charged with. Why waste time worrying about what they might have been doing that they weren't arrested for? I guess it's possible that they have a counterfeiting operation with this guy, but while they were running they threw out the counterfeit Benjamins. Like I said, zzzzzzzz . . .

southbymidwest's picture

I can think of a big reason- Urban F. Meyer. Then Warinner. Then Hinton. "Ohhh man, Coach is gonna KILLLLL us..."

Irricoir's picture

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I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Irricoir's picture

Jkrk - I might consider your comment if you werent being an asshole in reply. Your attempt at humor is ill received. I don't consider them guilty nor do I wish them to be. I am just trying to understand the motives for their actions. Your responses, zzzzzzzz....

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

jkrk's picture

Not trying to be an asshole (guess it comes natural?) and not really trying to be funny. Just making the point that there's no reason to worry about all that extra junk, and certainly not based on some "hey I know that other guy" comment.

Irricoir's picture

Not unthinkable..it is plausible. You created this account today. Trying to remain anonymous or just trying to stir the pot?

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

MrBuckeye's picture

Annoymous, mostly.  I mean personally I don't think pot is a huge issue, but I definitely know this kid and why football players are frequently seen with him (he's just an acquaintance, but hey, maybe he is just a cool kid ;) ) Maybe they ran to get rid of whatever they had on them before giving themselves up, because knowing this guy I would be surprised if he ever is not carrying. 
Take it as you will, I'm sure the charges will get dropped and we can get on with looking towards next year.

Irricoir's picture

I don't dispute your statement. I can certainly see that scenario taking place. Until that stuff is legalized, I hope that all of our kids stay the F away from it. I too don't have a hang up about it but I do have one about following the law and setting the example, especially if you are looked at as a leader in this program. Both certainly are at their listed positions.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.