Drug Charges Against Dunn Dropped

By Kyle Rowland on July 31, 2012 at 11:24a
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Ohio State freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn will not face drug charges after a complete review of the police reports, supplemental narratives from officers, witness statements and about a 30-minute police cruiser video, the Canton Repository is reporting.

Alliance City Law Director Andrew Zumbar has authorized the filing of disorderly conduct and a seat belt violation charges against Dunn and a passenger. Dunn also faces a tail-light violation. 

“Based upon the content of all the evidence reviewed, I made the decision to authorize the minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct instead of the drug possession because throughout the entire (traffic) stop Bri’onte Dunn is consistent and denies the paraphernalia and the small amount marijuana are his,” Zumbar said. “The paraphernalia was not found on him.

“His statement is consistent that he denies possession of the objects. He was polite during the entire stop. Otherwise his demeanor was unremarkable in terms of his conduct.”

The car Dunn was pulled over in is registered to his mother, and she showed up to the scene to tell police the marijuana was already inside before Dunn took the vehicle. 

We will bring you more as this story develops. 


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Right Again's picture

This is good news...
What do you suppose the chances are that ESPN will post a follow-up?

fear_the_nut70's picture

Lesson learned for those that were calling for his dismissal from the team before all information has been learned.
I must admit, I rarely go to ESPN* (but did go over there to see if this was getting a bunch of coverage--I didn't see it).  Could it be that ESPN is laying off tOSU because Meyer is a former colleague, at least to some degree?
*denotes this guy hates ESPN as much or more than the average tOSU fan.
 
 

OHBuckInCA's picture

Turns out chances are pretty good.  It just went up:
 
http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/54408/ohio-states-dunn-wont-fac...

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Rapping Bum's picture

The comments in the ESPN article are hilarious.

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rdubs's picture

^^^ Seconded.
My favorite so far: "Hopefully Hoke never goes near the Mary Jane. Can you imagine him with the munchies??? Good god, that would be catastrophic."

OHBuckInCA's picture

Didn't see that one.  Fan-freaking-tastic, lol!

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Years ago people would put Mary Jane into brownies.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Why charge him with disorderly conduct if he was "polite throughout the entire stop"? Is disorderly conduct some sort of catch-all charge or what?

beserkr29's picture

This.  A thousand and one times, this.  How is politeness throughout grounds for disorderly conduct charges?

gobucks1226's picture

I think the disorderly conduct charge was related to the fact that he almost hit the police car as he made a turn before he was stopped.

fear_the_nut70's picture

That fits wreckless operation better (which can be as little as squealing tires).
Admittedly, not an expert in Ohio law.
 

Nick's picture

In the ORC (ohio law) Disorderly Conduct is defined as "No person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to another" so it could be just about anything a cop wants to make up.

Sgt. Elias's picture

I should have about 37,000 of those citations then. Sheesh. 

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

buckeyechad's picture

I think it's basically just a lesser charge to kind of give the person a break. My friend recently got a disorderly when he could have easily been given an underage which is much worse.

Maestro's picture

Good for him.  Hope he can steer clear of trouble from here forward.  Maybe all is not lost for his freshman season. 

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Disordlery conduct, looooooool. I guess cops always have to try to get theirs. 
Also, props to Dunn's passanger for taking the fall. That's some Buckeye fandom at its finest here. 

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Twitter now saying it was his mom who showed up and copped to the weed! Lmao.

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Rapping Bum's picture

2012 Mom of the Year.

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Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

This!
 
Talk about taking one for your Son...

SaintTressel's picture

Get that Mom a plaque

Rapping Bum's picture

So, how does this "Otherwise his demeanor was unremarkable in terms of his conduct" result in disorderly conduct?  I get the almost hitting the police vehicle, but COME ON.
 
Let Him Live!

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rdubs's picture

More proof that if you are polite and honest with police you will get the benefit of the doubt.  Still a strange situation, but it is good to hear that he wasn't a total idiot after the initial mistake got him stopped.

buck-I.8's picture

Even more important, fix your tail light, and don't drive like a moron.
OR, even if your tail light is broken, don't have weed stuff in your car, and you'll probably just get a warning.

hodge's picture

Actually, it was a license plate light.  My friend who went through the academy told me that this is a kind of "loophole" law that police use to pull people over when they suspect them of other things.  Pretty reasonable to conclude that the light violation was used as justification to pull Dunn over once he almost hit the police cruiser.

buck-I.8's picture

Which is an entirely reasonable measure to take, once a car almost hits you, and is validated by the illicit objects inside.

hodge's picture

Completely agreed.

DJ Byrnes's picture

My friend got pulled over for a suspicion of DUI because his "license plate was out". Turned out it wasn't and the case got tossed.

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Pam's picture

I remember my dad telling me when I got my license that if I got pulled over it's "license, registration, proof of insurance, yes sir, no sir and how high sir" I have received more warnings than tickets. My BF told me that more people talk themselves into a ticket when had they not been a jerk, they would have gotten a warning.  I have discovered that this does not apply to State Troopers. They will ticket you no  matter how polite you are.

kb1's picture

Fact. Fn state dicks.

osu07asu10's picture

Cue Irricoir and Rage...imagine that, there was more to the story than initially reported.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Irricoir's picture

It doesn't say there is more to the story. The facts were and still are that Brionte had it in his constructive possession. Mom just came up to claim it after the fact. You would be surprised at how often mom or girlfriend throw themselves on the grenade for men that holding. I am glad that Brionte gets cleared from these as long as he is indeed innocent. Given the facts, I am willing to believe him without other evidence. The department basically said he was adamant it wasn't his then his mother arrived and claimed the same. They chose not to pursue it.
I don't want Brionte to "Be guilty". I would prefer for this to have not even taken place. I agree with everyone's stance on here about how being courteous and polite, and how does that translate into disorderly conduct?? That is a mystery to me.

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schooey's picture

"Holding", what? Crumbs from the floorboard? LOL

Irricoir's picture

There is no minimal amount of Marijuana that needs to be possessed, to be charged with.

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

lol...i don't know if this is the most bs story ever or if it is so much bs to be anything but true? Either way, this is great news for Dunn. Still a dumb idea if it wasn't his to be driving that car around stack full of sticky

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MJT's picture

Seems a little fishy to me, but I'm not hating it.

"Paralyze resistance with persistence."  -Woody Hayes

Rapping Bum's picture

Bri'onte gave it to the man with politeness and courtesy.

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Here's the Ohio Revised code for "Disorderly Conduct":
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2917.11
 
Many statues under there they could hit him with, I suppose. 

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

fear_the_nut70's picture

This part of the statute stuck out to me:
Engage in conduct or create a condition that presents a risk of physical harm to the offender or another, or to the property of another
I think nearly hitting a police car qualifies here folks...
 

schooey's picture

This "nearly hitting a police car" is probably BS as well and should stop being referrenced, as there is no proof whatsoever. 

Pam's picture

Other than the report from the PO whose cruiser was nearly hit?

buck-I.8's picture

I believe there was also dashcam vid

Rapping Bum's picture

Not sure if this is true or not, but someone told me that if you're ever pulled over, one of the first things you should do is ask the officer if their dash cam is on - especially if you think that you're going to be searched.  Not only does it protect the officer, but it protects yourself. 
The reason why I bring this up is because I've heard/read of people getting out of various charges (DUI/drug related) because either the dashcam wasn't on or the officer did something uncooth during the search.
Just figured I'd throw that out there, also if you want to go OMG a few times youtube 'russia dashcam' - they're pretty prevalant over there due to insurance fraud and the amount of accidents.

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buck-I.8's picture

On a similar subject, if you get a speeding ticket, calibrations on radar guns are public domain, and if their out of date, charges are dropped. So always check the calibration on the officer's radar before you pay the ticket or accept the charges.

Rapping Bum's picture

A friend of a friend got pulled over for this, and asked about the calibration and the officer said (this was while he was being pulled over) something alongs of 'this is a laser gun, so it doesn't need calibrated' or something to that affect.  Is that true, does anyone know?  I don't really speed, but I would just like to know in case I ever need it.

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buck-I.8's picture

I'm almost positive they all need calibrated

schooey's picture

I thought so too but isn't it just a self calibration thing that the officer does and checks off on when he rolls out? 

buck-I.8's picture

I'm almost positive that officer's are supposed to self calibrate regularly, but also there is supposed to be a documented professional calibration to increase accountability for accuracy

NW Buckeye's picture

Yes, indeed, there needs to be documented professional calibration/certification.  Depending on the which state is involved the frequency can be as often as every 6 months.  My son contested a speeding ticket and had the ticket thrown out because the certification was over a year old.  Also, if you are ever pulled over for a light being out, make sure you get out and verify that is the case.  Son # 2  was pulled over by a local because his license plate light was "out" and the officer was proceeding to ask other questions.  My son politely asked to inspect the license plate light and upon inspection the light was working fine, and the officer got in his car and drove away.  That was a great lesson on how some officers will "profile" young people to just pull them over.  Not saying that happened in the Dunn case, but it does indeed happen. 

buck-I.8's picture

I was pulled over once for allegedly having a flickering tail light, though I never saw it. When the  cop came over and started to pull his "you're a kid, I'm and adult" power trip, I respectfully explained that I didn't think anything was wrong with my light, and that I'd be sure to have it looked at, and he let me go.

FROMTHE18's picture

Be interesting whath is punishment might be considering his cooperation and the fact the police say it wasnt his. I think Meyer might not suspend him after all...I probably wouldnt. But definitely make him do some extra time with Mick

bigbadbuck's picture

I was always under the impression that the person who is driving the vehicle is also responsible for the contents that are in it............... To me this sounds like once the cop found out who it was he backed off or some money changed hands.....I dont think we've heard the last of this story.............

buckeyes33's picture

Always a conspiracy theory when Buckeyes and the law are involved...

Pam's picture

So now that his not  being charged it's because a dirty cop took a payoff? smh

schooey's picture

Right or wrong is always the dirty cops fault. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

It's also simply marijuana and pipes...it could just be a deal where someone was willing to take the fall, and the cops don't care enough to investigate for the real truth because it's just weed.  I've seen this happen before.  I strongly doubt any kind of conspiracy here, and this is the end of the story - someone claimed the weed and that's that. 

Class of 2010.

DJ Byrnes's picture

If noboy claims it, then it will fall on the owner/driver of the vehicle.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

fear_the_nut70's picture

No, not true.  Most possession laws include knowledge that you possessed something.  That obviously isn't the case when someone brings something into a car you happen to be driving unbeknown to you.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Yes, well, if the passenger also denies possession of the drugs, guess who gets whacked? The driver/owner of the vehicle.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

hodge's picture

Yup, had a friend get nailed for this.  His friend left a bowl in the car, cop pulled him over, searched the car and found it (his response: "I'm just as surprised as you are").  Granted, he got the case thrown out for profiling (cop said, "Well, isn't this just another pothead situation?" before asking to search his car), but the point remains: driver/owner of the vehicle will always get nailed.

Irricoir's picture

You sure about that? How easy would it be that everytime you got stopped, "Ooh officer, I swear that I didn't know that sack of weed was under my drivers seat." How many would go to jail for that? At minimal you have constructive possession.

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e135800's picture

If it's under 100 grams, No one would go to jail. a sack of weed will not show up on your record even if you got cited 1000 times for posession . It's a civil ticket, no jail, no record, no convition and no second, third, or 900th offense.  Simple as the law states.

schooey's picture

For all the talk of Ohio being a conservative state, their pot laws our some of the most reasonable in the country.

hodge's picture

^ Ann Arbor still thinks we're squares, though.

Rapping Bum's picture

Stay outta Alliance, Bri'onte!

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Denny's picture

Outrage!

Taquitos.

Rapping Bum's picture

Bri'onte's mom deserves a medal, imo.

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Buckeye_Mafia's picture

How about a wooden pipe?

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Chris Lauderback's picture

Apparently, she woudn't be able to keep track of either one so I say don't give her squat except maybe a baggy. I mean, who has weed in like three different places in their ride?

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

A glaucoma patient, maybe?

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e135800's picture

If it were legal, no one would get their panties in a twist such as what has happened on this board.

schooey's picture

It was crumbs from the floorboard. 

DJ Byrnes's picture

This is my favorite (and underreported) part of this whole saga.

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Rapping Bum's picture

That would probably work well. 
 
 

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TNbuckeye91's picture

Hey at least he's in OH. If he were in TN he'd have been arrested.

BrewstersMillions's picture

We'd be mourning a dead Buckeye if this was FL. Worst state in the union. Hands down. If you aren't near the retirement towns, the state is garbage. Best advice I can give to anyone in FL, stay away from any municipality ending in Ville. Both Jackson and Gains suck. In Jacksonville, I asked a cab driver to take me to "Anywhere that has some bars\restaraunts because I'm not from here and I'm killing time on my way to Daytona" and the cabby kicked me out because "Down here yall gotta know where your heading exactly for me to take you'ns anywhere" and Gainesville, the Swamp specifically, is the shitiest of shit holes. Take whatever athletes you want out of the state, but as far as I am concerned, Florida can break off the mainland and float away for all I care. 

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

Pam's picture

Most people have no idea what the rest of FL is like beyond Disney World or the resorts.  My sister lives in Vero Beach and I have seen areas around where she lives that look like third world countries. The drug laws are like some bananna republic's . It's the DEEP south and everything that goes along with that.

Poison nuts's picture

Thanks. Yeah - its definitely a shithole down here & it's hard to be a Buckeye here but there's a few of us who live here who aren't too bad (I think). Hopefully we stay attached so I can continue to drive the wife & kid to various other states on vacation.

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schooey's picture

In NYC he would be arrested, dragged around hand cuffed in the back of a van for 4 hours, cell for 4 fours and a beating before release for good measure. The evidence would disappear as well. (Not speaking from experience or anything here.) 

buckeye76BHop's picture

A friend of mine from college had that happen...over a bowl and about a dime bag (no beating but interrogated though).  NYC doesn't play around.

"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 

Nappy's picture

So dope!

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Alhan's picture

I see what you did there.

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buckeye76BHop's picture

I'm glad to hear this and hopefully the news exonerated him from receiving 4 misdemeanors as was first reported by every media outlet covering OSU football... Now that we know all the facts we can assume he won't get a game suspension...  At least I hope he doesn't bc OSU needs him at RB...

"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 

sandytowne's picture

The old "it's my mom's pot officer" line.  Works every time.

Pam's picture

Didn't work for me and my pals when we tried to tell the cops that the Boones Farm strawberry wine and the Little Kings Ale belonged to my dad. They took it and told me to tell my dad to come to the station and pick it up.

sandytowne's picture

I'm guessing the police didn't buy that because what father really drinks Boones Farm and Little Kings?

Pam's picture

Yep, they pretty much laughed in our face.

Baroclinicity's picture

Boone's and Little Kings... talk about taking a trip down amnesia lane...

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

Pam's picture

1971 baby Senior week. Remember that Three Dog Night song "Mama told me not to come?" That was Senior week. Puked up a lot of Boones Farm

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Pam - thanks for reminding me that the first booze I ever got sick on was Boones farm Apple wine....ah the good old days of being a teenager. And of course - "Little Wings" were always a treat.....

Pam's picture

I think anyone who ever drank Boones Farm puked. Stuff tasted so good going down and so nasty coming back up

Rapping Bum's picture

For the record, Little Kings are still around.

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Pam's picture

Good to know.

Rapping Bum's picture

Pretty sure you can get them at 14-0 Express, next to Lucky's on campus.  A few friends and I bought them there are few years ago and I saw Little Kings a few weekends ago at a beer store (Not in Columbus though).

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

Gotta go get me sum a that......
 

Ethan's picture

While he got off from the police, I doubt he gets away from this without some sort of punishment from Urban. Even if it wasn't his (and honestly, nobody knows whether his mom is telling the truth or fell on the sword for him), gotta be smarter about what's in the car you're driving. 

moopdawg's picture

Still hope Coach puts the hammer down on Dunn.  And if the dope really did belong to mom, she oughta run some extra liners too.  If it were my kid, I wouldn't cover up for his "f up".  As a high school teacher, I get so frustrated with parents who enable their kids to do dumb stuff.  Too many parents try to act like "friends" to their kids.  I hope she at least took Brionte home and belted his ass. 

Rapping Bum's picture

LOL, this is hilarious to me.  This dude has pretty good future earning potentials, I'm sure his mother would want to try to put himself in the best position for that.  Maybe Momma Dunn is just trying to 'protect' her 'future earnings'.  Getting kicked off Ohio State before even playing a down wouldn't help 'their' cause at all.
What if it really was her pot?  It seems as if you're already assuming that it was Bri'onte's, MOOPDAWG. 
I'm sure Urbz and Mick will do something, so just relax there, big guy.

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Irricoir's picture

At this point, I don't care who the weed belonged to. You are so focused on future earnings that you totally passed what the primary responsibility of a mother is, to teach your children right from wrong. The idea of a mother taking a hit for her "Guilty-if it was his" son just so she can get in on some of his future earnings is so distasteful that it makes me sick. Surely you can't condone such an action. That is repulsive.

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schooey's picture

Yeah, because moms don't smoke pot, right? 

Irricoir's picture

You completely missed the point of the entire post 
EDIT: Please be civil. No need for name-calling. 

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

Rapping Bum's picture

The reason for the 'future earnings' was perhaps that is why she claimed that it was hers.  Only Momma Dunn and Bri'onte knows who's stuff it actually was - well maybe the passengers.  I agree with you in terms of what a mom's responsbility is.  There are so many variables in this story that it's hard for 'either side' to be wrong.  Maybe it actually was her stuff, and she wanted to 'do the right thing' and 'protect the well being of her child'.  I'm not saying it is right or wrong, but it is what happened.  I don't condone it, but who am I to say what she did is right/wrong/whatever.  I guess she just did what she thought was best for her son.
People are greedy, Irri. 
Furthermore, I can't recall BD ever being in an trouble, but I'll admit I'm pretty uniformed.  Thankfully though, this story is over.  Except how the comments section!  lol

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Irricoir's picture

A very rational response. Thank you for that.

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Rapping Bum's picture

Down with dope, up with hope.
Go Bucks, Michigan Sucks.
 
Your friend,
The Rapping Bum.
 
(RIP Rapping Bum)

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moopdawg's picture

RAPPING BUM, please read what I originally posted very carefullly.  I did not assume that the dope was Brionte's and I answered your question about my thoughts on if the dope belongs to the mother.  I don't think Coach Meyer would kick Dunn off the team if it were his first offense.  He would just make Dunn work harder to earn Meyer's respect and trust. 
As far as your point about "future earnings," I guess that is simply a matter of principle where you and I differ. 
I am confident that Coach Meyer will handle the situation appropriately...I do feel big about that.

Rapping Bum's picture

As I always say, "Down with dope, up with hope". 
I agree that BD will probably be in the dog house for a while and that Rod Smith will be ahead of him initially.  Probably have to work with MM after practice too for a little bit.
In terms of 'future earnings', the reason why I said that is perhaps that is why his mom claimed it was hers.  I don't know either way, and I'm not saying it is right or wrong. 
Probably 1-3 game suspension, if anything.

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buckeye76BHop's picture

@MOOPDAWG
Let him live...I'm a teacher myself (of inner city kids btw) and I'm not so sure this is enabling (because I don't know bc I wasn't there...).  Trust me I see this EVERYDAY (from parents...and staff too) and if the police charged her instead or dropped the charges on him, I doubt they just let her take the fall...there had to be an investigation.  Just my opinion and you're entitle to yours...just not so sure you're pointing out facts.  Do you know for sure it was Brionte's?  Are you a teacher in Alliance or is your husband a PO for them?  Facts are important...

"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 

moopdawg's picture

"If the dope belongs to mom", "if it were my kid" -- I'm obviously not speaking as if I know the facts.  I am speaking hypothetically with respect to the possible scenarios.  Point is, and I'm confident Urban will follow through with it, Dunn needs to face stern consequences.  If the consequences are not from the law (which ideally would be fair and consistent), then parents, coaches, and teachers need to follow through. Like I said, if mom took the fall and smoothed it out with the officers, and then belted him when they got home, I'm good with that :)   Ultimately, whatever the case is for Mr. Dunn, I'm for teaching responsiblity/accountability to our young folks.  We're both teachers who work in the inner-city, so I think you get what I'm saying. As an educator, much respect to you, sir. 
 

Rapping Bum's picture

On another forum, very well could be wrong, a UF fan said that Urbz typically suspended people 1-3 games for stuff like this - if anything. 
 
Wait and see.

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buckeye76BHop's picture

Thank you and yes sir I do.  As far as fair and consistent...I would say giving him a one game suspension would suffice.  Even though I absolutely LOVE that shirt in your pic...I have to disagree and don't see Urban putting Dunn on blast (I bet you hear that reference a bunch;-)  As I agree with you that Dunn needs it, I see the turn of events in the story/case being in Dunn's favor.  Just look what happened to Mewhort and Stoney<(no pun intended btw) with Whiz gate as I like to call it.  Unfortunately Moop OSU needs Dunn at RB for the second game at least due to Hall being injured.  As I see your point for staying the course as far as discipline, but I can't see Dunn getting more than one game due to charges being dropped to a lower sentence.  That last part being said...he'll get something for it getting into the press.  This you can take to the bank...
Take care and keep fighting the good fight Moop.  Sometimes we're all some of these kids have as far as being safe and cared for.  Sad but true...

"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 

Irricoir's picture

I second moop's stance. I initially thought all the commentors who were talking about what a cool mom she was, ala "mom of the year" were being sarcastic. This disappoints me to no end. "Wait, she was doing the responsible thing by claiming what was hers!", you say? Well, I hardly believe leaving pot in the car for your kids to ride around in, qualifies you for being a great mother.

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

schooey's picture

That's it, now go after the kid's mom. 

Irricoir's picture

Hey brother. I respect the fact that you like the same team that I do. I am going to politely ask you to stop replying to every single one of my posts and I, in turn will do the same for yours. Let us both accept that we don't see the world the same way. I can accept that. If we had meaningful interaction it might be different but I have found that not to be the case at this point. "I am officially breaking up with you /smiles!"

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

buckeye76BHop's picture

WOW^^^^I'm speechless...I have to find another online/11W secret BFF.  I'm crushed...I'll just go watch The Incredible Hulk and then I'll be all better;-)

"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 

Irricoir's picture

I think you know..but if you don't know..I want you to know that comment wasn't directed toward you. /cheers
I'm actually considering giving up on the comment section. I don't seem to be very good at possitive interaction ;)

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

buckeye76BHop's picture

I was kidding man...it's all good.  I feel you as far as the "over sensitiveness" that's being displayed here by some.  I can see the point of some when it goes to name calling cursing and so on (however...tTUN fans that come here...if they open their mouths...I usually insert my foot).  I can't understand that one and never will.  Free country...got friends that are tTUN fans...but even we don't talk that one week in November (and we sure as hell at least my friends and I don't go to each other's websites...I just don't care about them what so ever and can't stand seeing that name in my browser...FO REAL).  Anyhow...I knew you were kidding man.  Too many ppl here need to use a lil Vagisil IMHO.  

"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 

buckeye76BHop's picture

I'm not saying Mom of the year...I'm saying ppl act like they know all the facts...which no one here does.  We can all assume, which is all we're doing...period. 

"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 

Irricoir's picture

You are right brother but the facts are either Brionte had the weed or his mother had the weed and allowed her son to go riding around in it. Neither of which is a great scenario to be in and it is not win for either side that you are on.

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

Roger's picture

That probably depends on your view of the substance and the laws which concern it.

Scott K's picture

Saint Irricoir has spoken.  Guess you NEVER did anything wrong in your whole life.  Bravo.
Lets just point out that both Brionte, and his mom, could care less what you think about either of them.  And the speculation about future earnings was made by a poster.  Not his mom.
I'm not picking on you bro, but you've ALWAYS got something to say when the cops are involved in news on this site.  Guess what.  Cops in Ohio DO profile folks, especially when their skin isn't white.  IT IS FACT.  Now, is he or his mom dumb for rolling in a car with weed in it? When you're a scholarship athlete at tOSU, the answer is always YES.

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

Irricoir's picture

Hey Scott, I do have something to say about it because it is something I care about, second only to Buckeye football. I respect all of the men and women that serve our country in the international or national capacity. I am well aware that they are fallible because they are only human too. That being said, it urks me that people make blanket statements about law enforcement and or the officer involved in the stop, and try to create a loophole for why Brionte should get out of his charges. I am all for his innocence but I have seen a larger than expected contempt for authority on this blog. It is very disheartening. These men that serve us give more than just speeding tickets and citations. Sometimes they give everything they have. To read the contempt for this officer doing his job is just as bad as reading something damning Brionte. Judgment about Brionte can be verified and supported by facts that the officer documented. The accusations about the officer being crooked because "all" of APD is crooked is not supported by any facts.
As far as you calling me a saint. I never claimed to be one and am the first to state I am not perfect. Really, who is? I have done plenty wrong in my life. It was corrected and I accepted my punishment because I was deserving. You either grow and learn from your mistakes or you continue to make them. I chose the former. Because I am not perfect, I can not offer advice or determine what type of parenting is bad according to my opinion? If everyone that made mistakes had to look the other way when correcting wrong in this world, it would fall into anarchy. There would be no one left to enforce the laws of the land.
We all need to set our morals and values a little higher in life. That statement includes me. Why does that stance bother you so much? Scott, I apologize for making you feel the way you do when I post. It is not my intent to cause friction on these boards but to gain perspective from others or to influence theirs with mine.

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

Rapping Bum's picture

 never claimed to be one and am the first to state I am not perfect. Really, who is?

The Rapping Bum is perfect, Irri.
 
Believe it.

Help is on the way.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Irricoir: I didn't read all the comments preceding this one in the thread (130 comments and growing), but this statement is spot on!
I agree, wholeheartedly. Knowing that we're all fallible, imperfect mortals does not absolve of us responsibility for our actions and it all the more underlines the importance of having high moral/ethical standards.

Roger's picture

"I am all for his innocence but I have seen a larger than expected contempt for authority on this blog. It is very disheartening."

I must have missed the part where he caused harm to someone. People generally have contempt for illegitimate authority such as ones which claim the ability to regulate what kind of plants you can and cannot ingest.

"These men that serve us give more than just speeding tickets and citations."
Agreed. Tasings, beatings, and sexual assault are pretty common as well. 
"Sometimes they give everything they have."

Almost as often as farmers, commercial fishermen, pilots, and a host of other jobs. 

"We all need to set our morals and values a little higher in life."
Not initiating force against other human beings would be a splendid place to start.

Irricoir's picture

Take your issues elsewhere. I won't be baited into further defense of officers. It is pretty obvious what you are doing here. I am dissapointed in your roger.

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

@Irricoir - I stand in the middle of the "are cops crooked" debate. On one hand, painting them as dirty every time one of our guys gets in trouble is a little ridiculous. On the other hand, as a person who's life has been threatened (for something quite harmless) by a police officer for simply telling him I felt he was being somewhat harassing & heavy-handed (verbatim), I do feel as though there are a number of them who abuse their given power. But the fact is - police officers do have a difficult job & we should not jump to the conclusion that they are dirty every time an issue involving an OSU player takes place...
Folks on this site would do better to learn how to disagree in a civil manner. More bears with honey & so forth...

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

Irricoir's picture

No doubt brother, they are fallible. There is a reason that they are held to a higher standard, especially in house. Many people on this blog believe that their brethren support all of the stupid and sometimes criminal things that they do. They do not! When one Eff's up then it is a huge black eye not just for the other officer's in their agency but for every officer across the nation. Look at the response on this board and others. All officers get lumped into one collective opinion. Their position is so polarized that they have to live their entire life on display. there is no off duty status for these guys. If they make a mistake even a small one, it gets reported on the news. How often does your basic DUI hit the front page? Well if you are an officer it does. You never read doctor pulled over and arrested for DUI but for an officer their job title is something they are always referenced with, regardless of duty status. They must live their lives daily as an example for others to follow. Sadly, a percentage don't do that very well. Readers have to ask themselves, "Does everything I do in my life set a shining, positive example for others to follow?" If you do, put your application in and go through the ten months of training [varies], because our nation needs men and women of character like you to serve.
Any one that categorizes all officers as this or that or determines one officer's character based on his own experiences with another officer, shares common traits with hate groups.
I only responded to this police comment because it was you Poison Nuts. It's a pleasure sharing thoughts on the matter with ya. I really don't wish for someone to dissect this comment here and try to break it down like Roger did. I'm tired fellas. Obviously, some of you are tired of reading posts from me.

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

moopdawg's picture

IRRICOIR is just stating his opinion on this matter (I'm not familiar with his previous posts), which is what we are all doing on this site.  I actually appreciate that he agrees with me, because I feel like a dinosaur when I read other people's comments. 
As far as cops and racial profiling goes  I agree with everything Scott stated. There is definitely an added pressure when you hit the streets if you are a person of color, and even more so if you are a male.  It's kind of sad, but being a brown male in Northern California has made me a much more careful driver.  It's reality, and it's nothing new for Dunn.  Like you said, Scott -- as people of color, and as scholarship athletes, these kids have to be smarter.  In this case, that means seatbelts clicked, lights working, and all traffic rules followed.  It's stuff we should all be doing anyway. 

Rapping Bum's picture

The Alliance PD decided to let him live.
 

Help is on the way.

Defend Youngstown's picture

Whether or not the story is bullshit, as someone who has driven someone else's vehicle and later found out something illegal was in it at the time, your first rule of thumb should always be, "No officer I don't consent to searches."

Rapping Bum's picture

If I were to drive my one of my immediate family member's vehicles, I would just assume that there would be nothing in it.  That's me though, I'm just glad this ordeal has been sorted.

Help is on the way.

Defend Youngstown's picture

That depends on who your immediate family is.

BTBuckeye's picture

Dunn will still have to pass a pee test from Urbz.
He's at Puff n Stuff righ now buying some hetty grape drug pass drink

97Buckeye's picture

You all are missing the super bright spot to this whole story! Dunn was driving his mother's vehicle which means... Ohio State Football players aren't getting cheap deals on new cars, anymore! The Compliance Office is doing a great job! :)

OSUBias's picture

LOL, awesome

Shitter's full

Rapping Bum's picture

+1.

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Poison nuts's picture

Right on brother!

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

buckeye76BHop's picture

@97:  Nice point!

"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 

schooey's picture

Before I saw the Dunn headline in the news this morning I went to ESPN and could not believe my eyes when his name was not on the front page. Just after that I went to google news and saw it. 
This is fantastic news. I wonder which booster will be taking the police cheif of Alliance out to dinner. (just kidding) 

schooey's picture

"Disordly conduct" must be an exit clause for when the cops fuck-up, because based on the officers report he was polite and cooperative. 

Nerkbuck1's picture

I would give him a drug test and see what the results say. I don't believe the BS coming from the police now. So, is the mom getting charged with the possession and pipe?

bigbadbuck's picture

@PAM and @ SCHOOEY ..You  have to admit the way the story reads that something happened between the time Bri'onte was originally charged and the time when the drug charges were dropped. Maybe mom took the fall an maybe she didn't, maybe money changed hands and maybe it didn't but its obvious SOMETHING happened. Also some of the previous speculation about profiling and such got me to thinking that my scenario COULD have happened. It's not like thats NEVER happened before, ya know?

schooey's picture

Yes, that crossed my mind as well. I did not want to join the profiling crowd because I think that there could be so many other angles to look at that it was unnecessary to go there. Because, let's face it, profiling is very hard to prove. But, yeah SOMETHING could have happened given the time frame. (I think, but maybe somebody else knows about the time this all would normally have taken.) Sure, maybe there was  case for profiling. 

schooey's picture

It could also be that somebody higher up decided, to their credit, that a lost pipe and few dried-up crumbs under the seat was not a big deal, and dropped it. If so, a round of applause for the APD. 

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

If I was Mick, here's the punishment I would give to Dunn....strap a gas mask on him (fool him that the mask is nothin but hooch) and have him run his heart out on a treadmill till he falls flat on his ass from so much weed smoke. He'll be so high and hurtin at the same time that he'll see Ted high fivin' him high above. Only wishful thinking as Mick would never do this, although a funny thought.

moopdawg's picture

I actually appreciate this discussion thread.  It makes us all have to check ourselves.  Some of us are already parents, and some of us hope to be someday.  If you fall in either category, this is stuff you need to think about. 
And I love the comment about TOSU's compliance doing their job :)

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

So - who gets to do the 6 straight weeks of gasers and stadium stairs?  Bri'onte or his mom?

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

Squirrel Master's picture

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!"
In regards to Urban disciplining Dunn, if Dunn takes a pee test and comes back positive, suspend him. If he comes back clean, benefit of the doubt IMO.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Rapping Bum's picture

Everyone remembers Jonathan Skeete, right?
 
I wrestled him in high school, at the Midwest Classic - I think.

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WoodysGlasses's picture

I hate to say it, but it's hard to read this story and not come away with the impression something a little fishy happened.

Squirrel Master's picture

the way the story sounds, its fishy. But in reality charges get dropped to lesser charges quite often. Especially when the situation seems like there are some holes to the story.
Now if you are talking about the arresting officer being fishy, well it does have a smell to it. Although I think the real story is the police chief saw a story that was more than it was worth and would have only looked ugly either way. Let them plea down to lesser charges and not get the media attention up your butt for the next month!
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

ArTbkward's picture

The Buckeye fan in me is glad to see these charges dropped but, seriously, why can't the players just STOP DOING STUPID THINGS?!  Being young is not an excuse.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

BukFan's picture

I wonder if someone who is NOT a football player gets charges dropped because he was so polite during the traffic stop??  Holy cover-up!!  So obvious, it screams to the nation "football player with drugs in his car, gets let go, b/c he was "polite" and said "that ain't mine"

rdubs's picture

charges get reduced or dropped all the time, especially for first offenses.  you only hear about the famous people, but this is not an abberration.  especially if his story is consistent and everyones' stories aligned.

WoodysGlasses's picture

Yeah, they get reduced or dropped when there is no evidence or a plea deal is made.  This is pretty unusual.

439LawDog's picture

Something to keep in mind (Unless there is a city ordinance otherwise) the weed is a minor misdemeanor with a $100 fine. It is actually worse to have the pipe then the drugs and based on the case load that area court system has, those are the type of cases that get thrown out. No victim, small amount of marijuana, and it doens't sound like he caused the officers any problems to make the situation worse.
Now on the other hand I would like to see UfM start hitting these guys up with a community service fine for being stupid. Put them to work in a soup kitchen, picking up trash from the shores of the Olentangy or something to get it through to them that beahvior like this will not be accepted.

osubuckeye4life's picture

@97BUCKEYE
Nice one! lol
Yes, you can definitely get in trouble for what others do in your car while you're driving or leave in your car in Ohio.

I got accused of "road rage" back in high school. One of my dumb ass friends shouted something at some old lady while I was driving my mom's car. We had to stop by a friend's place and the lady followed us and must have wrote down the plate at some point. The next week cops show up at my house and I gotta go downtown to tell my side of the story.  Luckily, the lady was cool and dropped the charges. 
 
I'm not going to speculate how this situation with Dunn went down (since I don't know all the facts).
I just hope a lesson has been learned.
 
Definitely, see him probably sitting out a game and maybe doing some community service.
 
I'm just hoping that after this, Storm Klien,& Stoney/Mewhort thing. The rest of the team does whatever they can (within rules and laws) to keep their noses clean.
 
 
 

Buckeyejason's picture

So Dunn's mom smokes green? Interesting.

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

why interesting to you?

jkrk's picture

I retract my "Bri'onte Derp" comment from a few posts ago. This is a regular Bodie Broadus move by Mr. Dunn.