Marcus Baugh Suspended Indefinitely for Underage Consumption

By Kyle Rowland on January 21, 2014 at 8:20p
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Ohio State freshman tight end Marcus Baugh was arrested for underage consumption

When Marcus Baugh committed to Ohio State, he was the unquestioned future at the tight end position. But less than a year after arriving on campus, he’s had two run-ins with the law. The latest – his third underage consumption – has resulted in an indefinite suspension, multiple sources have told Eleven Warriors. 

According to the police report, the incident in question took place on Jan. 17, just south of Ohio State’s campus on 5th Ave. near Dennison Ave. The charge is a first degree misdemeanor with a maximum possible penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Baugh will be arraigned on Jan. 27.

An Ohio State spokesman said he was not aware of the situation.

Baugh redshirted last season and spent much of the year in Urban Meyer’s doghouse. Baugh, a native of Riverside, Calif., was suspended for the season opener against Buffalo after being arrested in July for underage consumption and carrying a fake ID. He lost his summer student aid and was removed from all team activities.

Baugh was reinstated after meeting a set of guidelines put in place by the coaching staff. But in September, he ran afoul of team rules and was removed from all team activities. He redeemed himself, though, by impressing coaches with his work ethic.

In December, Baugh had his black stripe removed, a ceremonial gesture “officially” making him a member of the team. He was one of many underclassmen who performed well during Orange Bowl practice.

The Buckeyes have three scholarship tight ends on the roster – seniors Jeff Heuerman and J.T. Moore and junior Nick Vannett.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Bah!

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

William's picture

You have to try to get cited with underage consumption, or be a complete moron. I'm not going to be hypocritical and say the guy shouldn't be drinking as a college student, but he should be a little smarter about it. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He shouldn't be drinking as an underage college student.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

William's picture

How's the view from that horse of yours? 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I can see the entire state.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

William's picture

+1 gave me a chuckle

Nick's picture

He is right in that he is an Ohio State athlete and has already been in trouble for this before. Say what you want about whether it should or shouldn't be illegal, but it is and he should follow the law while on scholarship. 

Roger's picture

"Say what you want about segregation, but he should just sit at the back of the bus while on scholarship."

Edit: Yes, god forbid all of you self-righteous, judgmental, hypocrites show any intellectual rigor. You're literally blaming the victim with the same facile arguments used to support Jim Crow laws. Hurray for progress!

brylee's picture

Self-rightous, judmental, hypocrites??? 

Are you placing underage drinking laws and Jim Crow in the same category?  C'mon...really?!?

airbuckeye's picture

It was not that long ago really but then again it is when your 18 but i remember it was legal to drink at 18. I remember when they changed that law as well to 21. They should have just left it a lone or made 3.2 legal for 18 year olds.
Even though that 3.2 was kind of nasty beer at least it was worth a little buzz so to speak. I don't know if its right or wrong but kids are going to be kids when they get to collage and away from home for the first time.

Brutus1972's picture

Exactly, fighting over whether or not drinking should be legal is irrelevant. The main problems are that he has an inability to make good decisions and obviously doesn't feel accountable to his teammates, coaches and the University. Those are much bigger problems IMO. I'd say that after you have been caught twice that you would be smart enough to either not do it anymore or much more realistic that you would be smart enough to do it in private and out of the public eye. Selfish and immature about sums it up for me.

brylee's picture

couldn't agree more...get caught one time is not that big a deal...slap on the wrist (urban's doghouse).  getting caught three times is cause for concern...the kid is a moron!

D-Day0043's picture

If not, Jesus is here and we all better repent.... ;-)

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Why would it be sarcasm?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Because it is such a ridiculous claim that one would have to assume sarcasm.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

It's ridiculous to say someone underage shouldn't be drinking?

If he hadn't been drinking, he wouldn't be in trouble again.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Yes, it is ridiculous to say someone underage and in college should not be drinking. Its not ridiculous to say that someone underage and drinking shouldn't be an idiot and get written up, however.

William's picture

No. It's ridiculous to expect someone to respect such an idiotic and bigoted law (ageism). I had to sign up for the Selective Service System, but I can't have a beer? Yeah some laws are meant to broken. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

You're right we should suspend and arrest about the whole team, as I'm sure that they've all drank in their college tenure.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Because that's what I said.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Tjames43's picture

I agree the law is stupid, but when youve already been caught once and broken another rule, you would think he would lay low and just I dont know, not drink. It is still against the law no matter how stupid that law is.

collards's picture

Yes you did have to sign up, but there is no draft. I lived during the draft. My lottery number was 322, but I was already in the Marines. I was in the marines back then and I was still too young to drink for 6 months. It didn't kill me, but some nasty people tried once I was 18.
 
I don't buy the selective service excuse. You can't be drafted till you are 18 and in Ohio, you used to be able to buy beer at 18. They may have changed the law since I have not lived in the wonderful state in years, but I will retire in buckeye land.
 
Once a Buckeye always a Buckeye.
 
I just wish these guys knew what they are throwing away (free scholarship). I can't really talk because I didn't realize how great going to college would be till I got in the marines. These guys are losing such a wonderful experience playing for the Bucks. The education, playing for Urban and the great atmosphere at the games would be wonderful to experience. Some guys prefer pissing it against a tree though.
 
 
Go Bucks   - Bring on those schools from up North.
 

Collards

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Ageism?  The drinking age law is idiotic and bigoted?
I know few enough adults that can handle their alcohol when they drink, so college students fresh out of the house with freedom for the first time in their lives?  Yeah, laws that make this illegal are idiotic and bigoted.
I did plenty of dumb things that I regret (landed in jail for disorderly conduct by intoxication when I was 19, got off with a $20 fine + fees because I had my military ID on me) from drinking underage.  It's not being a hypocrite when you regret your actions and have a change of thought on the matter after you learn it the hard way a few times.
As a veteran and a member of the US Military and having drank underage plenty, I agree with the law that says you have to be 21.  Also, for what it's worth, there are a few military installations that allow drinking at 18 -- drinking laws are set by the states and military installations, being federal land, are sovereign to make their own regulations.

gutterwaste's picture

It's clearly ageism.  As a society we have no right to decide at what age we believe an average person is capable to handle certain responsibilities.  I see the light now.  That's why I just gave my car keys to my 8 year old nephew.  Wouldn't want to be an ageist.

D-Day0043's picture

I am in recovery and I have been sober a long time, but just because I can't act like I've got any damn sense when I drink doesn't mean other people shouldn't do it. And I don't bash drinking as an institution either.
When I was his age I was doing way worse than he was and eventually I got my life together. Thank God people didn't judge me for my mistakes or I probably wouldn't be alive today.
The kid screwed up and he is going to pay the consequences for it. Urban will do what he thinks is right and the law will do what they think is right.

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t-dub's picture

totally off topic, there was a guy on another message board that went by Don Martone, he used that same photo.  Is that you Don?

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D-Day0043's picture

Nope. I'm not Don.

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Knarcisi's picture

I've contended that athletes on scholarship should not be drinking. Sorry, just the way I see it. Name me one case where it's done any good. 

D-Day0043's picture

Not saying it does, but kids are going to be kids. You're old enough to fight for your country and die at 18, you should be old enough to drink. On the other hand, if you choose to break the rules then be prepared to face the consequences. I regret all of the drinking, drugs, and whoring, I did in my younger days, but on the flip side, I have been able to help a lot of people, and my past became one of my greatest assets. It sucks for us fans, but this kids life is more important than football.

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buckeyeboy31's picture

40 beer Boone is a pretty good player in the NFL, I'll go ahead and attribute that to the beer

buckeyedude's picture

Maybe Baugh can make himself eligible for the NFL draft? How many times did Boone get busted for drinking? I can't remember.

 

 

William's picture

Name me one case where anyone drinking has done them any good. Oh, you can't? Then I don't think anyone else should be drinking either. See how stupid that logic is? 

InvertMyVeer's picture

I can! Of course if he wasn't drunk he probably wouldn't have jumped in the freezing water in the first place but still it is one case.

Football is complicated...

703Buckeye's picture

That horse isn't high, it's possessed!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Boxley's picture

How about..
"He shouldn't be drinking as an underage college student on full athletic scholarship, after being busted twice last year for it."
Does that make it better for you William?
The first time this was stated in a more abbreviated form, was correct too.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

D-Day0043's picture

Agreed, he's in college - tear it up. I was doing a hell of a lot worse than that at his age, so no judgment from me. But my god man, use some damn brains and don't get caught!

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ATXbucknut's picture

The way he got caught was kind of moronic.

Knarcisi's picture

I don't get the reference on the tweet. 

TheBadOwl's picture

There's a twitter account called "Not a cop" and it has a picture of a cop and it always tweets stuff like that, the joke is that it's obviously entrapment. 

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.

Knarcisi's picture

Getting caught 3 times ... The kid is just not too smart. 

jaxbuckeye's picture

He's done.  I just don't understand it.  The world was his oyster...

buckeyedude's picture

I wouldn't be surprised if Urban cuts him loose, at this point. He's a habitual offender.

 

 

otrain2416's picture

IMO underage drinking should be punished with a workout by Mr Marotti not an indefinite suspension. Lets be honest the majority of people on here drank underage in college.

Turtlebuster's picture

The 1st time yes...do it again and apparently you didn't get the message.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I reference William's comment above. You have to be really doing something dumb or just dealing with a complete dick officer to get cited for underage drinking.

Olemissbuckeye's picture

I think you missed the point.

Knarcisi's picture

The majority of people on here also weren't on an athletic scholarship and accountable to 80 teammates. 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Raises hand for drinking under 21 (suggestive language below)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxgZexknk9c&feature=youtube_gdata_player
 
 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

iBuckeye's picture

Hehe. Wasted....opportunity. I see what you did there.

tdible2132's picture

Man... I feel for the kid. He must have an alcohol problem.. That's pretty evident if you get caught twice in such a short period of time. Maybe he's just reckless, but my guess is Marcus is struggling with some demons and hasn't exactly fit right in at OSU. Whatever the future holds for the kid, I hope he gets his life straightened out and can get past this. 

Mortc15's picture

While I admit to underage drinking, three violations in 6-8 months? Pull his scholarship. The team and program doesn't need that. Once, maybe. Twice, eh. 3 strikes you're out. 

Buck-I4Life

tcm1968's picture

Everybody deserves a second chance. He had is. Time to move on. Free up a schollie.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'm glad you aren't the coach.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

WarBuckeyes17's picture

He gone. Next man up.

If you are the big tree, we are the small axe - Bob Marley 
 

OSUStu's picture

Everyone makes mistakes. But if you can't learn from them, you are going to doom yourself to failure.

Really disappointed to see someone waste an opportunity like the one he has here at OSU. I hope he gets his act together.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BME_Buckeye's picture

On everyone makes mistakes:
"Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I've always looked up to Mike Vick, and I always will."-Pryor
 
 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

buckeyedude's picture

Wiser words were never spoken. I don't which was dumber: that, or "We ain't come to play school."
Everybody make mistakes. No question. But to make the same mistakes over and over and to have a habitual offender as a role model is very troubling. (referring to TP's comment)

 

 

rdubs's picture

I am glad I didn't go to a school in a big city.  I can't recall a single person being nailed for underaged drinking when I was in college.  The police usually just told you to pour it out and confiscated the rest.

D-Day0043's picture

In an old man voice: "damn kids!"

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Turtlebuster's picture

If the kid has a real problem, you try and get him some help. (if he choses) He gets things in order, you welcome him back imo. If he refuses help, then you let him walk.

tdible2132's picture

If Baugh is shown the door, that's going to be a pretty big hit for us.  That would mean no true TE recruit for 2013 or 2014.  I know Njoku is on the board, but he's not really a true TE. If anything he's a WR with potential to be a freak WR/H-back type guy.  You have to wonder if he has the ability to block and be a balanced TE.  We will be REALLY thin at TE going forward, but it'll get worked out.  Just another interesting issue to look at going forward.  It's probably likely we try to sign 2 TE's in the 2015 class now.  This is all pure speculation though, I for one would love it if Baugh ended up being a great Buckeye and used this all as motivation on his way to redemption.

gm3jones's picture

I sure hope you are right, but I don't see Urban sending a message that it is ok to do things two, three or four times without any severe punishment. I hope they are able to get his issues worked out, but I don't see him with the team next year. Not with doing the same mistake twice in such short period of time. Maybe keep him on scholarship but not apart of the team?

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

WhySoSerious's picture

I got my drink in my cup. Young kids, it's a shame cause dude would have been a monster. Got damn it. 

Rare&Uncommon

Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

mtrotb's picture

Nice knowing you. Next.

mtrotb

BenArazi4's picture

 
Marcus is an immense talent and can literally be the next Aaron Hernandez (on the field).  He has some demons and is probably very home sick, I hope he gets another chance and I hope the people around him and fans rally around him, give this kid another chance.  We drank every weekend in college, Marcus either has a drinking problem and needs help or simply needs to be more sly about it.  Give this kid another chance!

 
 
 

mfleming1072's picture

It is an unfortunate situation for sure.  I feel for the kid.  I would say that a lack of discipline is the biggest issue that would concern me.  He had to know he was walking a fine line but was still unable to leave the alcohol alone.
Any chance that Sam Hubbard grows into the TE position?  His size and athleticism combined with need makes it an interesting idea to me.

bigbadbuck's picture

Another chance, if it's the first offense  yea I get that, but this is the 3rd time he's been caught.....If it was my choice he'd be gone

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

buckeyedude's picture

He has some demons and is probably very home sick

I'm not getting the homesick part as a motivation to drink. How's that work?

 

 

Oyster's picture

It's called an excuse.

gobucks96's picture

Exactly... Is a college scholarship more valuable then going out an drinking when you are under 21?  

Knarcisi's picture

Seems like the kid can't keep his nose out of trouble or at least out of the bottle. 
And really, can we please just get January over already?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

10 more days.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

OSUEXT's picture

Not sure he has drinking problem, but it sounds like he's having a tough time adjusting to college life. He's still got a future ahead of him, but you wonder if he wouldn't potentially do better closer to home. 

buckeyedude's picture

LOL. It sounds like he's adjusting to college life just fine. It's the "getting caught drinking" part that he hasn't adjusted to very well.

 

 

toad1204's picture

In my experience they don't cite unless there's a problem ie. fighting, too big of a party,  people acting dumb.  This is def a kick in the junk.  C'mon man.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Thomas's picture

And the January from hell continues...  

Braxton2Devin's picture

Mike Gesicki

Haha sorry, had to

Braxton2Devin's picture

Just kidding, Njoku is (hopefully) the future

MilitaryBuckeye's picture

Damn... Was really excited to see him on the field next year! He's a great talent, just having a hard time adjusting...  Wish him the best. Wether its part of this team or somewhere else... Hopefully he works everything out.
 
Once a Buckeye always a Buckeye...

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Damn, wonder how many more chances he's going to get with the new, stricter Urban given the sanctions and what not tOSU just went through and all the backlash from his days at UF.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Maybe he needs to be closer to home? I hate to see these kids blow chances that could change their lives by making such stupid mistakes.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

Tjames43's picture

I hope he fixes these problems and gets back on track.

LouBuck35's picture

/fart noise

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

CentralFLBuckeye's picture

Grow the F up dude. Not saying that I didn't do this on the regular but I never got caught nor had a full ride on the line either.

FROMTHE18's picture

dude, can 2014 end already....geesh.

Ebvine96's picture

Either way the situation obviously blows, on the one hand he has had multiple second chances and maybe enough is enough; on the other he is a young kid and is drinking while at college.  I tend to err on the side of this doesn't seem to be the type of offense that could potentially ruin this kids future.  That being said this just seems like a problematic situation with this kid and while we may want him here, he may not want the same thing
either way as I previously stated this blows 
need some good news : seems like the hits just keep coming in January, still not over the vrabel loss

brandonbauer87's picture

That had to be a really uncomfortable phone call...

Alpo's picture

It's just too bad. I hope he can address this and get another shot albeit at tOSU or somewhere else. He has amazing talent and it would be a shame see it go to waste. Praying for the kid.

TheBadOwl's picture
  1. Let's not talk shit on a college kid for drinking underage, like just about every college kid has done.
  2. With that said, what the hell was this kid doing down on 5th avenue? That's quite a ways south of campus. 

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.

ChazBuckeye's picture

Bye bye Baugh. Bring on Njoku!

http://247sports.com/Player/David-Njoku-30655

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wyatt's picture

Alex Boone had a drinking problem and even had treatment for alcohol abuse. Undrafted in the NFL and now starts for the San Francisco 49ers.  Baugh should take note.
 
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_19244196

CptBuckeye24's picture

Yeah but Boone got arrested just before the combine. 
Baugh has 4 years eligibility remaining and a lot of time. 

Bags5150's picture

Its not so much about underage drinking as it is that this is his third strike.  Obviously doesn't learn from mistakes.  Shows poor judgement.  Then there's the issue that he is a representative of tOSU football program and dumb law or not it's still a law.  I haven't been underage for a long time, but good night if you're gonna do it be smarter about it.  I think he's gone.  He had his second chance and I don't think Urban is gonna let this one go very easily.  Its a shame.

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth~Mike Tyson

Olemissbuckeye's picture

Thank you. Whether we agree with the law is irrelevant. Even if the law was different, Urban could make up his own drinking policy, and Urban's rules are the law. This is a recidivism issue.

Reminds me of the legal advice Jim Carey gave in the movie Liar Liar..."stop breaking the law a$$ hole!"

skid21's picture

Absolutely agree. Debating the law makes no sense in this case. I'm sure there are team rules which aren't even against the law.

Buckifan4Life's picture

Time to move on maybe. Open up a sholly for someone who wants to be here and make an impact as a TE.

DC-town's picture

How long until Baugh is officially on the marcel frost, irrizarry route, out of town

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216ToThe614's picture

Man, I went to Brush and the Brush football player recent history at the D1 level isn't very good!
 
Roy Hall - Injures Ted Ginn Jr. in the title game
 
Marcel Frost - Kicked off team
 
Pharaoh Brown - This
 
Sure hope it turns around soon..

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

DC-town's picture

Dude's talented, but so are the 15 hungry receivers on the team roster, needs to find a way to stay out of trouble now 

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BuckeyeStrong1993's picture

I am 20 years old and sadly i have 3 minor consumptions as well. I got them when i was 15,16,17. I grew up in a small town with the influence of my older brothers and nothing else to do but party. Im proud to say though i have never been to jail and ever since i turned 18 i have never been in trouble. I have paid over 4000$ in fines and been to an AA meeting at 17 and trust me thats not a good look for a highschooler. I have grew up alot since those days and i hope Baugh will do the same. Good luck to him and his future and his football carreer.

GoBucks!

Buckeye Scottie's picture

Same here, man.  Got one when I turned 20.  Driving home from club at 2am, fish in a barrel.  Blew a .035.  Yes, the law is .08....for adults.  Since I was 20 it is like .02 something.  Had to go the weekend retreat ($350), hired a lawyer ($300) to try and get reduced penalties (charged with OMVUAC).  Learned my lesson and took proper precautions moving forward.  You think the age law is dumb, explain to me how .08 is the 'legal' limit for drunkenness, but since I was 20 and not 21, .035 is also 'drunk'.
Like others have said A.) most all of us here that were drinking in college weren't on a full athletic schollie with teammates depending on us, and B.) This is the 3rd strike. It continues to happen. 

Seattle Linga's picture

So much talent - I don't know what is going to happen to Baugh but I hope he turns his life around regardless of what happens with our team

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Well, you can scoff all you want at the whole idea that a college kid got busted for underage consumption.  And you can wonder how he gets busted for something that so many college kids do.  I think the key point here is that he's made the same mistake three times.  I'm not going to preach about the fact that he drank while underage or that he got busted for consuming in public, as I did drink a few times before turning 21 and have been busted for weed in public.  I didn't actually get arrested, but more importantly, I didn't make the same mistake of smoking weed in public again.  Baugh obviously hasn't learned from his mistakes.  Is this strike three, he's out?  It would be a shame, but he's got nobody to blame but himself if he's a goner.

Class of 2010.

Crumb's picture

I think it's been said already but if you are old enough to light up a cigar, vote and die for your country then you should be old enough to get drunk if you want to, I don't drink and never have but that's a stupid law.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

teddyballgame's picture

Wow, that really sucks. 

cinserious's picture

Tight End depth issues or not, I don't see Urban extending any more chances for Baugh. It appears this dude left his parents 3000 miles to the west to PARRRRR-TAYYYYY! With Giseki out of the picture, the writing's on the wall, Sam Hubbard will get a strong look as TE of the future.

Gone ham, be back soon...

JFKBuckeye's picture

If you've been cited for underage drinking once the smartest thing would be to not drink at all. Teenagers tend to be knuckleheads so I would expect him to drink again anyway, but to be caught again? That's stupidity! I imagine he had to be out in public. How hard is it to have a drink in a private setting?

WezBuck28's picture

Get rid of him and free up a scholarship..Ndjoku, come join the family son!

Buckeyeneer's picture

I could see him being kicked of the team and I wouldn't have a problem with that. Otherwise give him a harsh penalty like 6 games or heck, limit him to practice team for all of next season.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

Oyster's picture

He has had 3 chances, and failed each time.  No more chances.  Cut the loss and move on.

hetuck's picture

Athletic dept policy is year suspension from competition for third alcohol/drug offense.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

buckeyedexter's picture

If he got busted 3 times, he must have actually been drinking 3 x 100 times.  I used to drink underage all the time and never got busted, all of my friends the same.  I think he has a problem.

buckeyedude's picture

At 6'5" and almost 300lbs., it's probably difficult to "keep a low profile" while drinking underage and being on the football team for one of the premier teams in the nation. So therefore, he should have learned his lesson and heeded the warnings.

 

 

Oyster's picture

Or taken George Thorogoods advice.

sharks's picture

One bourbon, one shot, one beer? That's crazy enough to work.... Oh, you meant drink alone. I guess that's a good idea.

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703Buckeye's picture

I think Oyster means drink alone.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

harleymanjax's picture

We have all done the underage drinking thing, but when you have so much to lose and you continue to be a dumbass its time to go!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

d5k's picture

This is a Darwinistic suspension.  If you are dumb enough to get caught 3 times underage drinking how do I trust you to learn a playbook, pass your classes, and not make other dumb mistakes off the field?

Hovenaut's picture

This sucks.
My younger years are far from perfect, but I wasn't on a football scholarship to OSU either.
Wouldn't be surprised if this was the final straw for Mr. Baugh.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

I will be stunned if he returns to the team after this. Three strikes unfortunately. I DO hope the kid learns from this and still gets his education if he doesnt land with someone else.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Oyster's picture

hoke will pick him up and all the ttun fans will claim he flipped him!

andretolstoy's picture

He should have went with Mohammed, not McLovin

logamaniac's picture

add another open scholarship

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I understand everyone's right to voice their opinions - callous, ignorant or enlightened as they may be - but please consider that the players and their parents read these sites and the comments and while we all may feel disappointed in reading this stuff, it doesn't come close to the disappointment the people involved are feeling. Let's have a little respect and try to voice our opinions in a way that show some tact.