UPDATE 7/5, 9:25 p.m. Lorain police told Eleven Warriors "possession of heroin" is not one of the charges pending against Sprinkle. The charges are possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and rioting/failure to disperse.
Sprinkle is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, according to a Lorain jail official.
UPDATE 7/5, 6:38 p.m. Lorain police confirmed to the Chronicle-Telegram Sprinkle was arrested "on charges of possession of drugs, heroin, drug paraphernalia, rioting/failure to disperse."
Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle was arrested Friday for an altercation at a bar, sources told Eleven Warriors. Sprinkle has been suspended indefinitely.
Sprinkle, a redshirt freshman, was named Division I co-defensive player of the year and a first-team Associated Press All-Ohio selection as a senior at Elyria High School. He recorded 103 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 19 sacks for the Pioneers.
Sprinkle, the Northeast Ohio All-Lake District Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, won the Lorain County Golden Helmet award his senior season, given annually to the football-mad county’s top player. He was the first defensive player to be awarded the honor since fellow Buckeye Matt Wilhelm (Elyria Catholic) in 1999.