A week ago, we learned Marcus Baugh was arrested for underage consumption and possession of a fake ID. Now, we're learning what type of in-house punishment Baugh is being served by the Ohio State coaches.
I've been told Ohio State TE Marcus Baugh has been banned from team facilities & activities until he meets community service requirements.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) July 20, 2013
Whether or not Baugh will be allowed back with the team by the start of fall camp will depend on him reaching community service requirements— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) July 20, 2013
Although Baugh is still on scholarship, his punishment appears to be very similar to the ones served by Mewhort & Stoneburner last summer.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) July 20, 2013
This is all specific to Baugh. Reports also surfaced that suggested Mickey Marotti made the team run a few rounds of stadium steps as a team punishment for Baugh's transgression, likely to induce his teammates and senior leaders to put the squeeze on Baugh to encourage him to walk the straight and narrow as Ohio State prepares to embark on a national title run.
Marcus Baugh entered a plea of not guilty in court and his case is still pending.