Report: Bri'onte Dunn Cited in Alliance

By Kyle Rowland on July 29, 2012 at 7:18p
109 Comments

UPDATE 10:08pm: The Canton Repository's Todd Porter is reporting that Dunn was cited by the Alliance Police Department over the weekend for drug paraphernalia possession:

The source said Dunn was initially pulled over for not wearing a seat belt and a marijuana pipe was found in the car.


UPDATE 9:06pm: Dustin Fox confirms Dunn was arrested this weekend:


UPDATE 8:37pm: Former Ohio State punter Jon Thoma weighs in:


UPDATE 7:58pm: An Alliance Police Department report shows Dunn was arrested on June 2 for "Failure to Control." He appeared in court June 6, plead guilty and paid $35 and court costs, a total of $110.

There is no listing of Bri'onte Dunn being arrested July 28 or July 29 on the Alliance Police Department's online listing of arrests.


ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland is reporting that Ohio State freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn was arrested over the weekend in Alliance, Ohio. Ohio State has not commented on or confirmed Dunn's arrest.

With Jordan Hall's foot injury keeping him out for anywhere between one to four games, Dunn was a candidate to take some of the load at running back with Carlos Hyde. Dunn enrolled early at Ohio State and impressed many with his power running during spring practice.

Next in line is the enigmatic Rod Smith, who had trouble with fumbles last season and was even switched to linebacker part of the year. He returned to the backfield in the spring. 

We'll have more information as this story develops. 

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Boom777's picture

:O

Wherever you are, there you be!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Come on, dude.

Class of 2010.

Steve Earle Bruce Springsteen's picture

Who do we think we are, Iowa? 

The North remembers.

OSU2002Grad's picture

Depending on the charge, could be looking at indefinite suspension. At best, he will have one strike with one to go. Not a good start to college career.

z32fanatic's picture

Still too late to go after Derrick Green?

johnblairgobucks's picture

Sarcasm?  IMO the oppurtunity and circumstances for Green to be a Buckeye is gone.  Player of his rating doesn't want to be option #2.  Believe we should just move along.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Now taking bets for which media outlet will run the inevitable "Urban Meyer's players are out of control" article. My money is on espn. 

rampageripster's picture

How about we wait for an acutal report?  All we have now is unsubstantiated statements... kinda wish 11w would have waited for something more solid before gray boxing this

Cause I couldn't go for three

UrbzRenewal's picture

There is no public record containing Brionte's name from any Alliance or state traffic/criminal report system. Under ORC, they have to display it. I'm not buying into it. Either that or Alliance PD is withholding the record or there were no charges filed. I've been digging for awhile.

J.Mo's picture

If it's true and pending what it is.... I'd support kicking him off the team.

rdubs's picture

what if he peed on a ttun fan?

97Buckeye's picture

How can you be so quick to say "I'd support kicking him off the team"? Sure, you couched that rush to judgement with your preface, but come on, man. We had no proof of ANYTHING and you were already looking for his head to roll. Innocent until proven guilty... even for young men on the Ohio State football team.

Poison nuts's picture

Little harsh at this juncture although, with how you wrote that, I can't really argue -because I mean - if he killed someone or robbed a bank then I too would support his leaving the team. I find it best to keep murderers & bank robbers off a football team. Not a good way to build a successful, disciplined, & cohesive environment. I would also support his leaving the team for cannibalism...Again, bad for team spirit.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

97Buckeye's picture

Although, we DO need some offensive linemen with a mean streak in 'em. Soooo... I guess it would depend on their position.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Kicked off the team for a marijuana pipe or some driving violation, whatever of these he actually did, seems harsh.  We can't overpunish Dunn just because other players have been arrested this summer.

Class of 2010.

schooey's picture

What an idiot you are. 

Poison nuts's picture

Ouchey!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Denny's picture

Welp.

Taquitos.

Irricoir's picture

Could be something as small as a traffic warrant. I wish I knew more about Ohio law but if they are arresting him for something that he was guilty of months ago, then it wouldn't show up as a recent arrest would it? What does it take to get this under wraps? Grow up children, become men already.

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

Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

Damn this offseason is sooo tulmultuous it's killing me. This team just needs the season to start already

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

Maestro's picture

THIS offseason is tulmultous?  I am numbed by last offseason.  This has been a walk in the park IMHO.

vacuuming sucks

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Here is the case docket for Dunn. Looks like the whole thing closed up neatly on 6/6 with arraignment on 6/8.

Unless there was something else that happened over the weekend. I'm just stunned nobody noticed this until now, though it did happen on the same day as Stoney & Mewhort's arrests.

Hoody Wayes's picture

I'd like to see the stats regarding the trends in arrests of college football players, since 1960.
This is passing commonplace, en route to rampant. 
Here's a compelling article on the topic, from SI:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/the_bonus/02/27/cfb.crime/...

rdubs's picture

Actually I think if you take demographics into account athletes get arrested at a lower rate.  Maybe we can get some statistical analysis from our new stat guru...

blazers34's picture

How is the traffic incident from June considered an arrest? Isnt that just a ticket?

Irricoir's picture

Potentially a failure to pay or meet some stipulation like driving school, could get a warrant issued for him. (Unless this thing over the weekend has nothing to do with the traffic incident) Sounds minor from all information known, certainly less to worry about compared to running from the police.

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

UrbzRenewal's picture

There would be an arrest record though, if he was arrested...

Irricoir's picture

Maybe this was a bad report all together. I am done speculating. See you all tomorrow when hopefully we know more.
 

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

Poison nuts's picture

That is the correct stance to take here...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

buckeye76BHop's picture

This is not good...saw the gray box and got all excited...till I looked closer.  I'm assuming this isn't the whole story.  We'll see what happens but I think this may not be as serious as Stoney and Mewhort (and that was pretty silly...I tend to call it Whiz-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 

ClevelandGuy's picture

hearing reports that he did in fact get arrested, and its not related to June arrest at all

born and raised in Cleveland

ghalephoto's picture

Where are youi hearing reports that news org have not?  Come on, there isn't even a report from the police.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I've never been to Alliance, but it wouldn't shock me if Dunn was arrested for reckless partying by another glorified security guard (a la Pee Gate).
If that ends up being the case, he'll need to do his penance and get his act together, etc., but let's hold off on the draconian speculations, at least for now.  

Sgt. Elias's picture

Maybe we give Green another call? Seriously wtf? I hope it's just stupid traffic court "things".  If not well, I hate me some gray boxes. The tat-gate affair Pavlov'd my brain into responses like: "Oh..Well, F_k all this!" whenever I initially see them. The word is this is not just traffic? Correct? Or I'm I hearing the wrong things?  

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Triv's picture

Failure to control is a traffic violation. My guess is he was going really fast so he got "arrested" and just ended up getting a ticket. Unless more comes out there should be no punishment 

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Sgt. Elias's picture

This. I'm no barrister but what else could it be judging by the evidence at hand (Ramzy's link)? I may have one of these in NY (Schenectady)  from like `99.  Should probably pay that now eh? Was going way too fast on a lonely stretch. Hope this is just "chicken sh_t" as they say in the service.

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

No reason to get your shorts in a bunch until more information is available.

Maestro's picture

Dustin Fox just tweeted that he has information on the Dunn arrest and is waiting for OSU to release a statement before he comments on it.  Sounds ominous.

vacuuming sucks

Hootie159's picture

word on the Bucknuts boards is he was arrested for marijuana possession. 

 
Maestro's picture

Dave Biddle doesn't think it would be worthy of kicking Dunn off the team per twitter.

vacuuming sucks

johnblairgobucks's picture

I'm not one to judge another.  I have my faults to be sure, but after the past year, the new staff's view on discipline and the knowledge of what our country's laws are to everyone, weed possession may be a dissmissable offense to me.  Easy enough to just say "no".
Hate to say it, Dunn looked awesome in the Spring Game, but these players need to get their things together or do unlawful things elsewhere.

Triv's picture

If Touissant isn't kicked off Michigan for a DUI then Dunn shouldn't be kicked off for possession. Possession is 10x less than a DUI, as that puts others lives in danger

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

johnblairgobucks's picture

Having weed in your pocket, isn't drinking and driving.  We shouldn't run our program in a way, just because Michigan is doing it a certain way.
We'll see.  Don't think Urban wants to rack up too many Fulmer Cup points before he coaches a game.  This may PHTFO.

TheBadOwl's picture

As far as I'm concerned, marijuana is objectively not as bad as alcohol. And I'm not even a stoner.

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.

Sgt. Elias's picture

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

buckeyedude's picture

That's exactly how I felt reading this gray box, Sgt.

 

 

Adamant73's picture

Failure to Control is a traffic violation usually having to do with an accident. Not sure why he was arrested for this but I think we need to hear the full story before anyone makes assumptions.

btalbert25's picture

2 arrests(however minor) before he's taken 1 snap in a game is not a good thing folks.  We can say they are minor, or that it's not a big deal, but fact of the matter is I'm 31 years old and have never been arrested.  It's pretty easy to stay out of jail.  One arrest can happen, but my goodness if it happens a month ago, DON'T DO ANYTHING TO GET YOUR ASS PUT IN JAIL AGAIN!!!!!!  

Maestro's picture

Agreed.  Sounds like weed.  Dog House supreme at best.

vacuuming sucks

blazers34's picture

again, i dont think the first one was an arrest.  it was a damn ticket

Triv's picture

If its for weed, as long as its not enough to be intent to sell then it will be a misdemeanor possession charge that will get him a fine from the authorities and maybe a game or two from Urb. Not like we're gonna need him the first couple games. I agree that it was poor decision making by the kid, but not near bad enough to warrant removal

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

moopdawg's picture

Oh well.  Rod Smith, hope you've been stretchin out your hammies!!  Looks like your up, big guy.  Back of the line, Dunn.  Live and learn.

buckeye76BHop's picture

If it is possession...I'd say he's probably done for the year if not for a majority of it (at least 6 games).  Would be REALLY surprised if it was a light punishment like a game or two.  Don't think "the Circle of Trust" allows for marijuana if I remember right (cuz we all know it wasn't his right...just like it wasn't Gregg Focker's bowl). In all seriousness...if this Puff the magic Dragon talk is true...this will sting a bit for Bri'onte.

"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 

BROSEPH's picture

I can't say I've ever seen 3 Meet the Parents references in a single post on this website.

buckeye76BHop's picture

I was going for a record...think it was achieved.  Love the Jo-boo doll pic too btw...

"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 

johnblairgobucks's picture

Didn't imagine a Gaylord Focker reference being tied to Brionte Dunn this weekend.  I imagine Brionte driving through Alliance, in a van made out of weed, smoking as it goes down the road, followed by a motorcycle cop with the munchies....ala Up in Smoke.

buckeye76BHop's picture

Are we moving man...??? No...we're parked man.  

"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 

johnblairgobucks's picture

funny.  super funny.  photo shop an OSU jersey on Tommy Chong and we would be set.

buckeyedude's picture

Keep Gaylord out of this.

 

 

RadValtar's picture

Dave Biddle is now saying its not even a comparison to Dominic Clarkes troubles.
 
Still no comparison. Clarke in trouble w/Fickell in '11. RT @BretHoovler: Let's compare it to Clarke then......Forget about Storm.

buckeye76BHop's picture


Well we can hope it was just a few extra cocktails and B-B Gun.  That's alot better than some maryjane...
Smokey: Well round here, between Normandie and Western, we call this here a little twenty twen twen...
 
 

"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

Underage drinking isn't exactly a good thing either...keep the cocktails till your 21 Bri'onte

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I agree. As long as no intent to sell, it does not warrant removal. Dunn will have used up his freebie(s) and will have to "do his time," but no need to go Hammurabi on the kid.
Oh, and Albert, I've never been arrested, either, but that wasn't 'cause I always obeyed the law during every instance of my youth.   

Poison nuts's picture

This is becoming exciting....

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Jugdish's picture

Latest is that Dunn was not wearing a seat belt and found with drug paraphernalia. Dunn was not arrested.

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buckeyedude's picture

Is paraphernalia illegal in Ohio? How do they sell it in head shops?
 

 

 

Sgt. Elias's picture

TOBACCO DEVICES /wink
Once you get the ganj or crack or smack residue on that beast it is now illegal. 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Not being a smart ass, is there a difference between crack and smack?  I find smack a pretty hysterical nickname for illegal drugs.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

Sgt. Elias's picture

Smack is heroin. But ppl smoke that garbage too. I would imagine the name came from the need to smack one's arm to get the veins to stand out then "punch the spike". Horrible stuff. I read too much and lived in a bad area once upon a time.  /James Ellroy nods

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Thanks for the information.  Suddenly I dont find "smack" quite so hysterical.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

MediBuck's picture

I'm saddened to see the arrest, but frankly am not terrified for our backfield. Losing an excellent space player like Jordan Hall sucks, but I think Hyde and Rod Smith are different enough to fill in just fine. If anything, Dunn looked to play understudy to Hyde, while Smith, the more fluid runner, may benefit more from the flexibility of the Meyer offense.
Obviously, I'm trying to be an optimist :)

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

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

Bill Rabinowitz is reporting on Twitter that Dunn was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop... Maybe Urban will call Derrick Green and ask for a second chance...

buckeyedude's picture

Not that I agree with this, but could UFM(or would he even want to) give urine tests to see if his players have marijuana in their system? Would we lose half our players?

 

 

One Bad Buckeye's picture

We would lose alot more than half of our players.  I had two football players for suit-mates when I lived in Morrill Tower, they were friends with basketball players.  Weed use is rampant in college football.  RAMPANT i say!!!  
But still, I find it hard to believe anyone would want to piss away their chance for a free education at a reputable institution, not to mention their chance to be a feature back under UFM, all over a little hooch.  Where's your head man?!?!?  If I did something this stupid, there is no measure as to how hard I would face-palm.  I'm talking severe concussion-ears bleeding-bloodshot eyes-broken nose-knock your teethout-face palm.  
Yet as dumb a problem this is, it's a problem nonetheless.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

buckeyedude's picture

The reason I bring that up is because there are a couple of high school football coaches up here in Toledo that make the players take urine tests. I believe they are private, not public schools. Actually, I think one of them is Jack Mewhort's alma mater.

 

 

DefendYoungstown's picture

It's amazing that these punks don't learn after examples have been made of others.  I had a lot of fun in college and never had issues with getting arrested for underage drinking, drugs or public pissing.  Well, if we count Cancun in 98' I technically never got arrested but did piss in the middle of the street and bribed the corrupt CPD with a Grant and walked away.  I say let him sit out the season and if he wants to leave let him leave, we don't need kids that make bad decisions we can reload. You have the rest of your life to smoke dope and drink, being a Buckeye is "PRIVILEGE" and not a right.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Jugdish's picture

There were two others in the car so it may not have been Dunn's paraphernalia. Wishful thinking.

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Sgt. Elias's picture

They will pin the charge on everyone if no one owns up. Ohio Lah-yaws please confirm. This could be good if his giggly buddy left it under the the passenger seat and owns up but I'm not holding my breath. SWIDT?

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Urban Warfare's picture

SMH. Paraphenillia? C'mon man! I really don't care what these guys do on their own time. But be smart about it...

Wolverines are garbage

dmurder's picture

minor misdemeanor: likely a fine and license suspended for 6 months.
I have heard of people being let go for stuff like this...like the cop throwing the pipe in the bushes! Smhh... probably knew the kid was an OSU football player.
Hey alliance lets focus on the real drugs and major drug trafficking that is going on in your city.

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Irricoir's picture

Any officer that throws something like that away is rolling the dice. It has been known to happen but should not be expected. So one of our players gets popped and immediately you think it is the man trying to hold OSU down? Grow up and quit taking the easiest path full of media propaganda.  

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

buck-I.8's picture

I disagree with you irricoir. he's got a point, seeing as Ohio policemen are known for being prejudicial with OSU players... 
No wait, actually that makes no sense.

Irricoir's picture

Lost me there but your disagreement is certainly not unexpected lol. Good night sir. Catch you tomorrow.

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

buck-I.8's picture

Guess I should be more obvious with my sarcasm in the future. No, my point was that I was in complete agreement with your previous statement, but thank you for your close-mindedness.

Irricoir's picture

/apologies   and /thumbsup brother.

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

dmurder's picture

I am not disagreeing that the officer would be rolling the dice. But this isn't about somebody holding OSU down as much is this is about the weed we are talking about. People still look at it with such distain even though a large percantage of the american population does it. As much as people don't won't to believe it but you would probably be suprised at the amount of student athletes that do it.
As for the cop as someone mentioned earlier "Isn't lack of a seatbalt a secondary violation i.e. you need to do something else wrong first?"  looks like that cop was doing some profolin if you ask me and no to sure what you mean about "easiest path" "Propaganda"?

 

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Irricoir's picture

Media Propaganda = "They see me rollin..they hatin..tryin to catch me ridin dirty". Don't believe everything you hear on the radio or see on TV.
I would probably agree that a large portion of America has tried weed at some time. I think you are wrong when you state a large percentage of the population does it. Now if you stated a large % of your friends do it then you might be getting closer to the truth, alas IDK about that.
Tickets are discretionary. He could have been stopped for some other type of probable cause and just cited for the seatbelt. Normally, a ticket for the probable cause is encouraged but not always mandated depending on the jurisdictions SOP. You don't know what other evidence was available to gain access to Dunns vehicle or even if Dunn gave consent himself. Accusing an officer of something distasteful like that without having evidence is very distasteful.
I have never smoked weed but I don't see where it is worse than other synthetic products that are legal. Regardless, it is illegal and that is why it is a big deal. It is the same argument that comes up every time one of our men get arrested for this.

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

PharmBuck's picture

Isn't lack of a seatbalt a secondary violation i.e. you need to do something else wrong first?
POPO BE PROFILIN'

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Are you f@#$ing kidding me?  How f#@$ing stupid are these kids?  You're ruining a career that you don't have yet.
Here's some advice - stop being idiots, stop pissing on walls, smoling weed, and doing stupid shit that is going to get you in hot water and the university another bad headline.  Ask yourself - is Urban going to be pissed if this gets out.  If you have even the remotest question/doubt - THEN DON'T F@#$ING DO IT!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

DefendYoungstown's picture

Couldn't have said it better myself...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

ShadyBuckeye's picture

if it was a michigain player arrested for this my response would be... yawn.

andretolstoy's picture

How does one go from, "Hey, you're not wearing your seat belt" to "let me check for drugs"  ???

BuckeyeW's picture

that's a really excellent question. and one that I'm very curious to know the answer to.
also, it's so pointless to arrest someone for having "paraphernalia" if there were no actual drugs. we, as a society, MUST STOP criminalizing such ridiculous, petty, insignificant, and utterly non-harmful behaviors. 

buck-I.8's picture

Not an expert or anything, but I think paraphenalia is illegal if there are traces of illegal drugs on the items. Carrying a bowl around with you isn't inherently illegal, as you can smoke tobacco out of it.

BuckeyeW's picture

yyyyeeeaaaa, I know. it just shouldn't be an arrestable offense, that's all.

buck-I.8's picture

Yeah it really just boils down to your opinions on the drugs themselves i suppose.
Though as has been mentioned, he wasn't arrested, he was cited.

BuckeyeW's picture

fair enough, just now saw that part.

FROMTHE18's picture

really depends on the officer, but if it is 'in plain sight', like in a cupholder or on the seat next to him, etc, then the officer would search the car, even reasonable suspicion is good enough. If he just had paraphernalia then itll be esentially a ticket and I believe the punishment would be a game or two suspension, if he had drugs, then its obviously worse.

schooey's picture

That is ALWAYS the question isn't it. I suspect it is common to check a young black man's car no matter what. In the other cases, not OSU, they used the old, "I smelled something" BS. In this case, we have not even heard that yet.  

andretolstoy's picture

Guys - the official report is that he was not arrested.
 
 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

He got cited for marijuana paraphenalia, but was not arrested.  So basically it's like a speeding ticket.

Class of 2010.

FROMTHE18's picture

and the stupidity continues... come on ROD SMITH

schooey's picture

If this was not even an arrest and Meyer goes all wacky smacky like he did with Mehwort and Stoney, then I am going to start questioning his decision making processes. 

Crimson's picture

"How can I punish these kids, so that the ones behind them won't do it?  Hmmm."

gbm's picture

First reaction went a little like this
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LagV2jB91kk