Tracy Sprinkle Pleads 'No Contest' to Failure to Comply in Exchange for Drug Charges Being Dropped, Probation

By DJ Byrnes and Patrick Maks on July 31, 2014 at 3:17p
Tracey Sprinkle in court today.
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Former Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle was arrested (and subsequently suspended from the team) earlier this month after a barroom brawl at Lorain's Grown and Sexy Lounge.

After Sprinkle had been arrested, cocaine was discovered in the police car in which Sprinkle was held, which led to a possession of cocaine charge. The police, however, admitted another person had been held in the same cruiser before Sprinkle.

Sprinkle's lawyer apparently used that leverage in plea deal negotiations.

According to the Chronicle-Telegram, "Sprinkle was fined $500, given a 30-day suspended jail and two years of probation. He also must participate in several education and community service programs."

His attorney, Michael Duff, had his client's "blood, urine and hair tested for drugs after he was released from jail and the results were all negative."

More from the report:

"Prosecutor Barry Motsch said the results of those tests and conversations with the police officers involved in the incident led to the reduced charges that comprised the plea agreement.

He said Sprinkle hadn’t been causing problems for officers who had been called to the scene of the melee outside the bar. Motsch said several people appeared to want to fight Sprinkle and he had disobeyed several orders from police to leave the scene."

“I learned a lot of lessons from being in this situation,” he said Thursday in court, according to the Chronicle-Telegram

There are worse charges than failure to comply, and while Urban Meyer stated at Big Ten media days Sprinkle had been severed from the team, he'd reexamine Sprinkle's status if new facts arose.

Neither Duff nor Ohio State immediately responded to request for comment. 

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Myc24's picture

Maybe he's a guy you bring back if you think you can help him improve his life and become a better man - but that's a big maybe. If he's allowed back on the team, it needs to be about things other than football.

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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Fly Patterns's picture

I'd multi UV you if I could.

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swainpm's picture

MYC I agree, I am sure Urbs would get grilled by the media though for making such a decision. However, if he tested out as drug free, it sounds like he may just have been hanging with the wrong crowd. He might not have had the drugs, or he could have been holding them for a friend. Either way, wrong place, wrong time, wrong choice...if Sprinkle's past behavior at tOSU warrants a second chance, then kudos to Urbs having the balls to care more for his player than what others think. Whatever happens, here is hoping the young man can turn his life around.

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dustinccc's picture

Maybe you let him redshirt (not sure if he has already, couldn't find the info) this year and give him his black stripe back.  Make him show that he is committed to making a change and earning back his teams trust. 

osubuck57's picture

Wonder if Urban gives him a shot to come back, now that there might be a chance that the drugs weren't his?? Did they drug test Sprinkle?? I would assume so, but you never know.

SCOTTC.

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Per article - they tested him and he was clean 

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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TNBuckeye1421's picture

I would think that they negative test would go along way for Mr. Sprinkle. Meyer could really drop the hammer to set an example... Buckeyes don't hang out at the Grown & Sexy Club! 

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coolhand850's picture

We do not need Tracy Sprinkle. Although, I would happily trade him for "the Beast", Jamal Marcus. I wish Meyer had given "the Beast" a second chance. I am hoping he wakes up and moves Sam Hubbard back to defense as the anchor!! You can still work him at TE in crucial situations. I would be grooming him to be the key leader of a future championship team, but what do I know. Except for the Gamble and Boren moves, my team seems to do the opposite of what I think. Michael Thomas, Eli Apple, Hubbard, and Jalin Marshall must be in the middle of the action. Bosa and Miller are 2 of the top 5 players in America and Spence could be as well along with the names above. All Stars all of them IMO. They will play Pitt Brown, Armani, Evan Spencer like normal and waste our best talent. It is frustrating because I thought Meyer would play the best players. He has much to prove at OSU before I even mention him as an equal to the coach, who once said the punt is the most important play in football. "Jim Tressel"! So far Meyer has a big edge in recruiting over Tressel, and seemingly assistant coaches and the conditioning program as well, but as far as the X's and O's he has left much to be desired thus far. God willing Ash and Johnson put us over the top, but I still wish Fickell would be hired as a head coach somewhere else. Unfortunately no program is that stupid. As for Gene Smith and the new President, Michael Drake, I am not even going to waste my time expressing my contempt for those two weasels!!! And no I am not racist, but a spade is a spade. I feel the same way about Butch Davis, Lane Kiffin, Charlie Weiss, Nick Saban, Bob Stoopes, and definitely this JAMES FRANKLIN. Let me know how that turns out Penn State. My hunch is more probatiom is on its way to "Shady/Not Happy Valley." I hope I am proved wrong. Wolves in Sheeps Clothing.....The whole lot of Ya. That's right, I said it. Take it for what its worth. You know what they say about opinions. GO BUCKS      BRAXTON for HEISMAN!  We coming for you SEC- GET READY   LMAO

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Poison nuts's picture

Ok.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

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nfischer's picture

There are about twenty topics in the huge blob of a paragraph. Information overload.

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coolhand850's picture

     I did not realize we were taking part in a creative writing contest. Grammatically speaking you would have as much of a chance as pond scum, to teach me the correct way to construct and express my thoughts using the English language. Perhaps you are a disgruntled Michigan fan, thinking to yourself of what a nice addition Tracy Sprinkle would be to a roster full of OSU rejects. No worries, you can have him and any of our other players that insist on wearing corn rolls! Come and get them!

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nfischer's picture

1.  Based on the blob above, there is no doubt that pond scum would be able to help you express your thoughts better.

2.  Your "corn rolls" comment totally works against your earlier, weak "I'm not a racist, but..." argument.

3.  You should be embarrassed on multiple counts.

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Coolhand- Are you sure you weren't the one who left the cocaine in back of the cop car? I mean, judging by your writing and how it's absolutely all over the place; one would have to wonder.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

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HandsOfSweed's picture

Oh, I suspect he didn't leave any behind. I'm guessing he blew it all.

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2002osubuck's picture

First,it's "corn rows." Second, you're being pretty judgmental of a kid you don't even know. 

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Byaaaahhh's picture

you would have as much of a chance as pond scum, to teach me the correct way

True; it's pretty hard to teach those who are unable to learn.

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Boxley's picture

Route9er?

"...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

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ronbizi's picture

That's what I was thinking, smells of such trolling

Byaaaahhh's picture

I read the first few lines, skimmed, saw "And no i am not racist, but..." and decided it wasn't worth reading.

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Fatpants's picture

Don't be so tight-lipped, son. Tell us what's really on your mind. 

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bbb's picture

Lay off the drugs, seriously. (this is in reply to the first Wall of Text)

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babbski's picture

I don't know why, but that pic kills me every time. Actually, I do know why. It's hilarious.

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buckeyedude's picture

Maybe because that pic reminds you of your Aunt Louise?

 

 

bleedscarlet's picture

9route start an account from a different i.p. addy?

Droppin' one last troll bomb?

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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AndyVance's picture

Wow - that's some crazy stream of consciousness there, CoolHand... Your train of thought - has derailed.

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Urban Nation Army's picture

This definitely sounds like the best resolution Sprinkle could get, legally speaking. I'll leave it to Urban to decide the rest.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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bleedscarlet's picture

Think so? I think it's excessive for simple failure to comply. This seems more like a resisting sentence. Kind of figure he rolled with it so they could save face and he could show some remorse for a bad decision. I've seen drunk buddies get failure to comply while leaving a bar that walked away with 6 months probation and a weekend at the place where they send people that get DUIs.

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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Urban Nation Army's picture

He could have gotten a lot more than failure to comply.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

FROMTHE18's picture

Don't think he should be allowed back. This isn't LSU. Not saying this to hurt the kid, but I think he should pursue other playing opportunities, likely the MAC level. 

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CC's picture

I don't agree with you but I UV'ed you because you shouldn't get dv'ed to death because of differing opinions.  I think that might be the point of message boards or something...

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DefendYoungstown's picture

Maybe we should let the team vote on his return????

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

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Rudy's picture

Coach needs to make that decision and he did. Have to draw the line.

DefendYoungstown's picture

You didn't get the Les Miles reference I was trying to make...

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

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Buckeytrips's picture

We should let LSU vote on it.

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buckeyedude's picture

Now THAT would be interesting! How do you think LSU players would vote on Sprinkle?

 

 

BuckeyesMJ's picture

I'm guessing they would vote him off the OSU team so they could bring him to LSU.

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nfischer's picture

I'll take the middle road and say if a Urban gives him another shot, considering this outcome, it should come next year.  That will give him an entire year to prove he's willing to buy in and will continue to set the example that Meyer isn't here to play games.  

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SLVRBLLTS's picture

Some kids have to learn lessons the hard way. Hopefully he takes advantage of all the resources in front of him and gets back on track.

"Because we couldn't go for three"

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sharks's picture

No charged for the coke or the fight? Good attorney. Failure to comply is minor. I'd suspend him for 4 games and let him work his way back.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

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CC's picture

I agree but I would make him earn it back like Golson (sp) at ND.  Make him sit out the year, stay away from trouble, go to class and work out a lot.

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buckeyedude's picture

He was arrested, was he not? El Guapo missed three games for much, much less. Just my opinion, but if I was Urban, I'd redshirt him or just make him sit out this year. If Urbs is going to be consistent, that is what I believe he'll do.

 

 

Kevdaddy8's picture

By every measurement that we are aware of this is Tracy's first offence.  I don't even recall him having any team related issues prior to this, so I'm in favor of rigorously drug testing him and if he comes up clean.... give him a second chance.  But I wouldn't think it unfair if the coaching staff decides to part ways with him.

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CharlotteBuckeye's picture

Defense attorney Mike Duff said he had Sprinkle’s blood, urine and hair tested for drugs after he was released from jail and the results were all negative.

That's enough for me, kids make mistakes, this one is a teachable moment. Bring him back, 2 game suspension.

1. Coach is always right.

2. See rule #1.

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chemicalwaste's picture

Personally, I like more than 2 games for being a pain in the ass to the cops alone, then add the bar brawl on top of it. I don't really think it matters too much since he wasn't really likely to get too much playing time anyway.

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kevdale86's picture

If Hyde got 3, you have to give Sprinkle a lot more than that. Done this year and bring him back next year if he proves himself.

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Bucki78's picture

I say we vote!!!

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

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Boxley's picture

By, our comments, I think we are. Pretty clear who is in favor of him staying or going.

I will say that since he had his blood, urine and hair tested and all tests came back negative, that the serious issue of cocaine posession was highly unlikely to have been his. Even if he handled it, he would have tested positive for trace amounts. From my knowledge of that issue. There are probaly people on 11W that are far more versed than I am regarding that topic I am sure.

He was not charged with fighting, he was charged with "failure to comply".

Spence was found to have drugs in his system and faces three game suspension (1 down 2 to go) Sprinkle tested clean and was charged with a misdemeanor and plead "No contest"

Why should his punishment be more severe?

Based on what rationale?

Punishment to be fair has to be consistent, consistent with past punishments. UFM has to be consistent in this if he is to retain the trust of his players, and his recruits. Fair, firm, consistent, no partiality. Sprinkle will most likely face (pick a number ) game suspension(s). Anything more than that would be inconsistent with past actions by UFM.

That's my .02 worth.

We could play the how many game suspension game we did with Hyde. I did get that one right.

However Hyde was a senior and up for Captain, his poor decision making was weighed more highly due to those factors. "Just walk away" is very hard thing to do with most young males.

"...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

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Toilrt Paper's picture

After the outcome of Sprinkle's day in court, if not Urban and Ohio State, there WILL be a program that takes a chance on him. Here's hoping where ever he ends up he gets the help with his life skills and decision making he needs, forget football.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Obviously I'm not a fan of players getting in trouble with the law and I believe it's a privilege to be on scholarship and play for the Buckeyes, but I would hate to cut loose a guy who really needs to be a part of a community with teachers, coaches, and teammates who care about him, want what's best for him, and want to help him make something of his life. 

If I'm Urban, I'd give him another shot. But I'd want him to prove to me that he should be on the team.

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Hovenaut's picture

Whether or not Tracy Sprinkle rejoins the football team aside, I wish him the best moving forward.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

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Larryp713's picture

My sentiments exactly. I have accepted that we probably won't get to see Sprinkle play for the Buckeyes, at least this year. I am glad he wasn't on drugs and it was just a kid who had too much to drink, being in the wrong place (which every bar in Lorain should be called) at the wrong time (which is anytime after midnight). I hope he learns from this and makes better decisions. 

Respectfully,

Larryp713

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HoopHal's picture

if this was Auburn,LSU or Alabama he would be reinstated and named captain

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Barnsey69's picture

Maybe even a parking spot next to the HC...?

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bucknut82's picture

IMO I think he should sit the entire year and earn his way back next year. I get that he admitted fault, but I believe people need to be held accountable. He did not follow the orders of a police officer. He was probably warned several times  to leave. Eventually they had to make a decision to remove him from the situation because he was doing more harm than good. It is not good to put your family in a situation like this, let alone a football team. Everyone makes mistakes which is why he should have an opportunity to come back next year.

O-H

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Gametime's picture

I think he should be suspended, but allowed to come back much like Hyde & Roby.

Let em earn it!

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

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m4's picture

I agree. Coach Meyer said if something changes he would re-evaluate the situation; he will probably stay consistent and give Tracy Sprinkle another chance as he did with Storm Klein, Bradley Roby, and Carlos Hyde.

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Fatpants's picture

Yes. You can't hold him to a higher standard just because he hasn't seen the field. 

Norwalk's picture

I'd give his ship to a walk on this year and let him pay his own way. If he can prove he's responsible in the classroom and stays out of trouble out of the classroom then give him a chance next year.

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Fly Patterns's picture

Reasonable thought on this but at the same time he may not have access to financial resources or student aid without his scholly. I'm not saying putting him back on with his scholly is the way to go necessarily...

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Bourbon Meyer's picture

Sounds like someone was trying to plant drugs on him. Give him another shot, but he must do as John Houseman said, he must EARN it!!!

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PittBuckeye's picture

Doesn't sound like that at all. It sounds like they found cocaine in the car and had no way to prove beyond reasonable doubt who's it was so they just dropped it.

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irishfury's picture

DId you not read the same article I did?

But Duff said that when Sprinkle was released from jail July 7, he had Sprinkle’s blood, urine and hair tested and the results were negative for drugs. Motsch said the tests results led to the felony drug charge being dropped.

I mean its right there.

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clogan1032's picture

Tough spot for Urban and company to be in.  On one hand if you don't allow him back on maybe viewed as opening a scholarship spot up for a more highly touted recruit, doesn't care about his players or in mentoring them.  Bring him back and if anything else ever happens Urban lacks discipline and looks the other way at good players with character issues.  I can hear Mike Bianchi in the back of my head, and any other journalist that writes to get weblink clicks, the more outlandish the more clicks.  Don't envy Urban on having to make this decision.  having said that I would like to see a multi-game suspension at the least and work on and off the football field to earn it back.  Either way, I hope Tracy gets his life back on track and finds success.

kiester's picture

In my mind, this arrest is very, very minor. Considering what he was (not) charged with and the passed drug test (further proving he was innocent of the drug charges), how could he be suspended for more than 2 games? However, he should spend quite a bit of time in Urbz's doghouse.  

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PittBuckeye's picture

Passing a drug test in no way is conclusive proof they weren't his drugs. It doesn't hurt the perception of the whole situation for sure, but it doesn't prove anything.

I think the kid deserves a second chance as I think most people do (Mike Vick notwithstanding) but I have no idea whether it was his coke and he just hadn't done it yet, or if he was selling it, or if it really just wasn't his. Either way I let him back with very strict guidelines as to any more interactions with John law.

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crusher's picture

They did a hair sample and it was negative. If he had done any Coke in the last few months it would've shown. It's proof that he wasn't high or wasn't doing drugs. That goes a long way. Also it doesn't seem like he was a distributor. Doesn't make sense that he'd drive all the way home to push a few grams. He wouldn't even make his gas money back. I think that he made a stupid mistake and is already paying a pretty high price. If he is willing to fight his way from the dog house back onto the team I'd give him a second chance but I wouldn't make it an easy road to take.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men

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clogan1032's picture

He should have just hit a woman and dragged her around by her hair. That's only a two game suspension.

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nfischer's picture

Dude, I know it's sarcasm and all, but man that still makes me queezy.

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clogan1032's picture

Yeah I know. It is absolutely ridiculous and disgusting. While it may be considered poor taste, my words above, it is baffling how bad the suspension is, how people have blamed the victim, and how bad the whole situation has been handled in general. The NFL speaks about character issues during draft time but if you have talent and are already in the league the message might as well be oh well and that is appalling. 

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nfischer's picture

Agreed.  I don't think anyone will argue the fact that the NFL totally fumbled on the Ray Rice suspension.

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Buckeytrips's picture

I am going to disagree with this. He put himself and OSU in the news for the wrong reasons. The last thing we need is more negative press. This give all the critics/media/haters more to scrutinize if Urban does bring him back. Kids get 2nd chances all the time (and I think Tracy should get one) but since it is TOSU it is going to be looked at differently. I say half the season, then he needs to earn the trust (family, players and coaches) back by his actions.

Canukbuck's picture

Absolutely agree that a 2 game suspension, a drop down to the scout team requiring him to earn his way back up the to actual playing time and an apology to the entire team and coaching staff should be the maximum he should get.  I would find it hard to believe that he would ever jeopardize his position on the team again.  Hyde was in the wrong place at the wrong time, put his hands on a girl, took his punishment with the team and came back with his best attitude and effort ever.  Meyer knows the best way to turn young men around and I firmly believe that this young man deserves another shot ..... after he's paid his dues to the team. 

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CharlotteBuckeye's picture

I've seen people outside at parties around campus not heed a cops warning to disburse and they didn't get arrested. Sometimes leniency from cops depends on "other factors" and to a hammer everything looks like a nail.

1. Coach is always right.

2. See rule #1.

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Klytus21's picture

IMO this offense is VERY minor compared to punching a girl in the face, no matter what the situation.  And we all know Mixon will still be on the team barring serious legal trouble.  Let him earn his way back and show how much he really wants to be a Buckeye.

NJBuck

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jBarnes's picture

I see Mr Sprinkle having a very difficult discussion with Urban in the near future.  How he responds to that conversation and how Urban feels about what he hears and sees will likely be what determines this young man's future at OSU.  I personally trust Urban Meyer will do the right thing regardless of the outcome.  It is times like these where boys can become men.  I wish Mr Sprinkle the best.  I'd give him the same advice I gave my daughter when she faced her "time to grow up" moment outside the family - be open and painfully honest and do not under any circumstance complain, deflect, whine, or drone on.  Good luck Mr Sprinkle.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams

Eph97's picture

"Maybe he's a kid you bring back if you think he can win you football games. You go review his film and think whether his scholarship would be better served on a new incoming 4 or 5 star recruit. After all, he was only a 3 star to begin with, meaning he was on thin ice. Considering he F'd up pretty bad, I'm going in with the assumption he's a goner. Oh well, let's go check his film out and see what the other coaches think" - Saban

THIS_MF_BUCKEYE's picture

I agree with what you said....I also don't think it's helping his situation that we have limited scholarships left and Josh Sweat just listed us as one of his five official visits......only time will tell.

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people. -Woody Hayes

Woodshed's picture

Is anyone else hungry for corn rolls after reading this thread?

I dont even know what they are, but they sound DELICIOUS.

bbb's picture

possibly cornbread rolls?

Boxley's picture

I love cornbread!, Now they are making it in rolls, great!!!! I love rolls too, never thought I could have both in one food product!!!!!!!

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Urban Nation Army's picture

Motsch said several people appeared to want to fight Sprinkle 

THIS. Is. Why. Football. Players. Need. To. Stay. Away. From. Places. Like. This!!!!!!!!!! 

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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mtrotb's picture

Couldn't he had gotten his hair cut?

mtrotb

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yrro's picture

I'd be ok with him back on the team on probationary status, but I don't want him to see the field this year.

Findog5's picture

Chief Big Dumps "wat" picture above is actually Patrick's mother from Sponge Bob. At least that's what my seven year old told me!!

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Buckloving's picture

The last three presidents done dope. Appearently a bunch of you don't mind your president doing dope,just not your football players lol

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FUqUespin's picture

Bring him back.  Suspend his scholarship for a term (i.e. - Mewhort urinating in public and hiding from the cops).  Sprinkle can work his way back on to the team.  He will step up.  By the way - How do you upvote comments - or is it browser dependent?  Don't see the green up/ red down vote arrows any more on the comments fields.

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WesPatterson23's picture

You have to get 100 helmet stickers to UV or DV.... +1

sonofsarek's picture

I am sorry, but to be a student athlete at tOSU, you need to have a credible level of maturity.  Based on his actions, he lacks the necessary maturity to be a student athlete at tOSU.  In all honesty, he should transfer to a school with fewer responsibilities and concentrate more on his priorities in life.     

bleedscarlet's picture

Hyde's situation was pretty immature, look how he turned out...

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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PAWEST1202's picture

His attitude and willingness to work should be the determining factors on whether or not he is allowed to come back to the team. There have been countless articles written about the family atmosphere of this team. Family does not end a relationship after one mistake. Punishment is required but if he is willing to make amends and put in the work to regain his credibility then why can't he come back.

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Young_Turk's picture

What is the night-club advertising that calls itself Grown and Sexy lounge?  Is it a strip-club?  Do they specialize in MILFs?  Anybody that's been there please report back.  

buckeyedude's picture

I think the fact that Sprinkle was arrested makes it a much different situation than El Guapo or the Mewhort "urinating in public" charge. If Sprinkle gets less than either of those two Urban would not be consistent in his doling out of punishment. Just my opinion.

 

 

bleedscarlet's picture

Basically it boils down to him not leaving when told to, dumb move but not life altering dumb. I really hope that the rug isn't yanked just for this....

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

He has a very smart attorney who took him immediately to the drug testing center - especially getting his hair sampled since it retains a longer history!  That clear test was VITAL to getting the cops to fess up that there was another person in the car.  Had he not taken those drug tests - it would be a very different result.  Given the facts of the case - bring this kid back and let him do what El Guapo did last year! 

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Maybe he not gone after all.  Based on what I've read here, he should come back after at least half the season...or just bring him back next year.  Let him learn and earn his way back.

Class of 2010.

Larryp713's picture

This should be another reminder that people shouldn't jump to conclusions. When this news first broke, people were acting like Sprinkle was a character from the Chappelle show. The folicle test is good enough for me. Coach Meyer will review everything about Tracy, including things we don't know, and make a final decision. I wish Tracy the best. 

Respectfully,

Larryp713

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DC-town's picture

I think a lot of folks are missing it...it's cocaine charges, lay the hammer down and keep him out for the year, stay out of trouble for a year? Welcome back-

it sends the right message.  Cocaine is out of ur system in a day (although I think the hair would catch it, don't know).  You don't turn a blind eye to I just be ause he beat the charge-

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DC-town's picture

Best of luck to the kid, I think this was his first published offense, and the reports were good on him last year (as a redshirt), so wherever he goes, hopefully he stays on the straight and narrow and does well

'Piss excellence' -RB

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Bourbon Meyer's picture

Pitt Buckeye how would bag of cocaine be in the back seat of a police car? Also, I wasn't referring to the cops planting the blow.

Fogt13's picture

So many comments on here asking questions answered in the article. Seems like most people that comment are not reading the article....

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