Ohio State Tight End Marcus Baugh Suspended Two Games For "Stuff"

By Patrick Maks on September 1, 2014 at 1:11p

UPDATE 12:45 a.m. Baugh's suspension stems from his underage drinking citation in January. Per an Ohio State spokesman: 

"Just to be clear: Marcus Baugh is suspended for a rule violation that occurred in January. This issue was previously confirmed by Ohio State and reported by the media during the spring.This issue was previously confirmed by Ohio State and reported by the media during the spring."

When asked to explain Baugh's suspension, head coach Urban Meyer said it was because of "stuff" Monday afternoon.

Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh has been suspended for two games for what head coach Urban Meyer called "stuff" Monday afternoon. 

Baugh, a redshirt freshman who was cited for underage drinking twice last year, didn't make the team's trip to Baltimore for a 34-17 win against Navy Saturday. He won't suit against Virginia Tech this weekend either. 

Baugh, who came to Columbus from Riverside, Calif., as one of the nation's top recruits, was expected to provide depth behind tight ends senior Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett after turning some heads during spring ball. 

Baugh was first charged with underage drinking last summer before a committing a second offense in January

“First incident it happened, my mind was everywhere. I just wanted to transfer, I didn’t like it here,” he said in April. “The second incident happened, I might get kicked out, I’m thinking about what I can do, if I can even transfer and stuff like that. Definitely after my second incident. I thought I was gone."

Added Baugh last spring:

“It definitely opened my eyes. I’m out of chances, I have to do this ... I’m just doing what they want me to do. I’m showing that I’m not a bad person."


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Matt Gutridge's picture

Hopefully he learns the lesson, but this story line is getting old with him:

Here we go again.
DefendYoungstown's picture

Is it me or does it sound like he doesn't care about the "privilege" of donning the Scarlet and Grey???  If he wants to transfer I'm sure Cal Poly Pomona is looking for a good TE...

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

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THEOSUfan's picture

If he did stuff, then he needs to get his stuff together, and while he's at it, he should get his shit together.

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1MechEng's picture

Actually, I think Oklahoma would take him. He'd fit in well with Mixon, DGB, etc.

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Knarcisi's picture

Dangling by a tattered thread, Marcus. 

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AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Ridiculous. its not THAT hard to stay out of trouble.

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lsjSnail's picture

It is actually pretty freakin simple. Even if you are drinking/partying. 

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Agreed. I had a few breaks when I was in school, but it is not that hard to stay out of trouble.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Marcus Baugh is becoming the new James Harrison.

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Mortc15's picture

As far as suspensions, sure. But on the field-induced suspensions versus off the field stuff is completely different.


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LoufromOSU's picture

There are 1,000 better comparisons, like maybe Louis Irazarry or other kids who blow their chance.  Harrison was an nfl defensive MVP who never got in trouble off of the field.  Big difference.  

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

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brandonbauer87's picture

I'm thinking Duron Carter. Except Duron actually saw the field before he squandered it away. 

ARMYBUCK's picture

Absolutely. I was shaking my head in disgust trying to understand this comment

MN Buckeye's picture

Get it together, Marcus.

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MAVBuck's picture

I just wish he would figure it out. At some point in this young mans life he's gonna have to take responsibility. 

Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

Was he never taught right from wrong or told no as a child?

Brother man, I have MADE and LOST millions in my lifetime.... Brain cells that is! How I made those millions I do not know because the secret has been lost in the millions I have lost!!!! ~ Taco

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cinserious's picture

Is it too late to re-attach Baugh's black stripe?

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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Poison nuts's picture


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

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jedkat's picture

Does anyone know if this is new 'stuff' or continued punishment for his previous offense to get back in good graces with the coaches etc?

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

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BuckeyesMJ's picture

How many chances does one get before it's time to cut ties? Marcus, you have an opportunity of a lifetime that many of us wish we had! I'm sure this is your last chance! Last straw for this dude......before he takes another buckeye down with him. Grow Up dude!

FROMTHE18's picture

I don't see this dude being a part of the program much longer. Its a shame because he has some talent, he just can't get out of his own way. Now, Im not saying he gets booted entirely, but I think he could be a transfer candidate by seasons end. He said himself he doesn't like it here and his attitude and actions haven't reflected any type of change. 

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Buckeye1996's picture

I am truly pulling for Baugh to get it together. 

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hit_the_couch's picture

I seriously had no idea he was still on the team. Hopefully he makes a decision soon if he wants to stay and clean up his act or go elsewhere.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

awlinBrutus's picture

 He just doesn't get it.


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BroJim's picture

"Sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays"

I season my simple food with hunger

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bucks15's picture

Pure speculation but I am sure it was a small incident if UFM didn't feel the need to kick him off the team with his prior incidents here taken into account.  That said, I am sure this is his last chance.  

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Toilrt Paper's picture

If Heuerman  and Vannet get hurt in 2 weeks, Baugh will be playing.

Jabba1977's picture

Some people never learn!!


teddyballgame's picture

He's gone after this season imo

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Hovenaut's picture

All about giving/having a second chances, seems like MB has gone to the cupboard and then some.

So his next headline is either redeeming or his last.

Hoping the former and not the latter.

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J.Mo's picture

Here's hoping Baugh overcomes the adversity, gets his head on right, and becomes a success story whether its later this season or come next season.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

We seem to have varying discipline policies... 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody


srslydood's picture

Cut him loose. We don't need troublemakers here with all the extra scrutiny we face for being THE Ohio State University. It's thugs like this who do stupid stuff and get the whole team penalized. Say hello to Jamal Marcus for me when you are playing at Akron next year Mr. Baugh.

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cinserious's picture

There's nothing to indicate Baugh is a 'thug' as you put it. Immature, childish, unsure of what he wants out of life? maybe but the 'thug' title makes no sense.

Jamal Marcus also did nothing 'thuggish'. He just couldn't keep up with the academic rigors of TOSU. I still wish he were on the team though!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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cinserious's picture

I think Marcus Baugh is living life how he thinks others want him to live it, not for himself. Maybe football is not right for him, maybe he's too far away from home. Unfortunately his youth won't allow him to see the tremendous opportunity before him and that's a great education at a great university! To be a contributing factor and possible future starter on one of the premier football teams in the country is another rare opportunity. 

Baugh is not utilizing the god-given talents presented to him. Sad.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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Knarcisi's picture

Why all the downvotes for this comment?

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awlinBrutus's picture

What did he do to make you label him a thug? Meyer said he was suspended for "stuff". So I don't know how you got to thug already with no info on the "stuff"?


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DCNick's picture

This kid isn't a thug. He just parties too much and has problems involving alcohol.

Patriot4098's picture

Welcome back to TE, Sam Hubbard.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Clinger76's picture

First thing I thought of when I read this post. We need someone else to step up and take his spot! If being third on depth chart ain't enough to keep you hungry and out of trouble then, YOU WONT EVER get it.

"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats, But if you take no risks, you will earn no victories."

Citrus's picture

We have no idea what Baugh did, none. He made mistakes in the past that hurt no one but himself. I mean, the guy got caught underage drinking. The bothersome part was getting caught doing it the second time. The "crime" itself wasn't terrible. Despite having no idea what Baugh did to get punished, commenters are posting things like "next." As if the kid was a statutory rapist that sucker punched someone on video. Baugh was caught drinking under age twice and his third offense was even less minor than that (as evidenced by the less severe punishment Urbz is dishing out on him). C'mon lets have a bit of perspective. We should be supporting Buckeyes and not crucifying them for "crimes" that 99% of us committed in college.

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Brutus1972's picture

This young man has one foot outside campus and the other on a banana peal. I know that you don't want to give up on a young man but sometimes second chances have to be lived out in an alternate location. I would guess that Urban and the staff have gone just about as far as they are willing to go for this young man.

hetuck's picture

There is a mandatory athletic dept. scale of punishments for alcohol/drugs. Second offense is one game. It sounds to me as if Meyer added a game for good measure. Third offense is dismissal. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

DCNick's picture

If he can't stay out of trouble as a 3rd string tight end who never plays then how bad is it going to be when he actually gets playing time and some notoriety? It could get much worse.

BiElEmAsDoUbLeChIn's picture

I'm all for second chances.. But not 3-4. My son goes to ohio state and had a 4.3 gpa in high school! Unfortunately I can't pay for his college..he worked 3 jobs this summer to afford to stay in Columbus. So when I read about a kid who has a free ride and keeps repeatedly throwing it away I can't feel sorry for him anymore! Give his scholly to a kid that deserves it!

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TheBadOwl's picture

Keep in mind that last year, Rod Smith was suspended for the opener. Didn't get announced until right before the game. He was suspended for something that had happened in January.

For Marcus, I think this is a suspension for his second offense from back in January. 

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.

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Buck Commander's picture

Same Baugh Shit Different Story!

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

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sivaDavis's picture

If it was a big deal or something really bad, I'm sure he would be off the team. Maybe it's something academic wise or something he did or didn't do in practice a couple times. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

He's going to get a lot of time on the scout squad when he come back. He'll see the field on Saturdays from the sideline for the rest of the season.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Suspended for stuff?  That's a new one.  Maybe it's just another way to say "violation of team rules"? 

So he didn't suit up for Navy and won't for VT.  So have we just learned about a two game suspension after the first game has already been served?  Or is he out for Kent State, too? 

Bottom line - needs to get his head out of his ass.

Class of 2010.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

I've grown pretty tired of hearing about this kid.

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

THE Ohio State University

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FitzBuck's picture

Once is an accident.

twice is a pattern

three times is reality.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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Kingbuck12's picture

Simply put- THIS KID IS AN IDIOT!!! Done


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Citrus's picture

Says you.
I don't know what Baugh did but I know that you just insulted a Buckeye with little to no knowledge of the facts. Glass houses sir, glass houses.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

I made plenty of mistakes at that age.  Of course, as a member of the OSU football team, Marcus is under a magnifying glass and has a great opportunity most of us don't get.  I'm a big believer in redemption and I'm rooting for you Marcus.  Don't be afraid to get counseling if you need it.  It's a sign of strength not weakness to reach out for help, I can tell you that from personal experience.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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irishfury's picture

Ummm I think this is probably from last year.  Think we should hold of judgement till we find out.  I think if it was anything new he would be out the door.

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BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

Wow seems like a lot of people are DV happy today.

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zenshade's picture

We have no idea what "stuff" Baugh did - I'm guessing a buildup of small team rule violations that add up to a serious violation warranting game suspension - but the real take-away message is that Baugh can't be counted on given his history, so the coaches are going to have to do their best to recruit over him, as Meyer phrased it recently.  If the kid comes around (as Rod Smith seems to have), great.  It's a team bonus.  But personally, I doubt he'll be here next season.

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Kingbuck12's picture

You must not pay attention much. This is his third violation against my beloved buckeyes and coach Meyer. IDIOT.  ENOUGH SAID


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Citrus's picture

This is your second bad post in a day and we aren't giving up on you.

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Citrus's picture
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Kingbuck12's picture

We have the best tight end in college football, who goes about his business in a professional manner. We don't need this in our program. What dont you understand? Wake up young man. 


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allinosu's picture

It seems to me it has to be very minor like late to a meeting or horsing around because one would think he would have been kicked off the team for anything substantial at this point. I think the kid is a little lucky we are very thin at TE but it save him forever.

blu.fan's picture

Hope he figures it out, as he seems to have plenty of talent. Meyer doesn't want to cut him from the team, but Baugh is now on a pretty short leash. It is sad when a gifted young man who has been given such a great opportunity throws it away. And the reality is that there are plenty of other guys ready to step up and step in.

JSTANBUX25's picture

Speculation is just that...speculation.  None of us know EXACTLY why he was suspended for the 2 games, although we think we have an idea.  Let's throw the kid a bone (obviously Urbz has) and realize that yes, he's made some mistakes, but hopefully he will learn this lesson and get back on the field more focused and in the right frame of mind to be a solid contributor for our Buckeyes!

How Firm Thy Friendship...O-HI-O

gobucks96's picture

Sucks that this is an area they are thin. Would have really liked to see this kid turn it around as he mentioned..

nickel beer's picture

No, this young guy isn't a bad person.  "Stuff" is hardly evil inflicted on society and the world.  After reading this article I'm not all that sure "stuff" is even new "stuff." 

Whatever his situation, I really, really hope he learns to use the microscope student-athletes (especially at this level) must live under, even during the off-season.  On the plus side for these student-athletes is that it's the same microscope that can propel them into stardom. 

And that's self-interest side of things he's got to get into his head--now.

Dot Your Eyes

TraptnMI's picture

Baugh has as much natural talent and potential as any tightend that OSU has ever had. The poor kid has a helluva hard head. This is your last chance. Good luck.

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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Buckeyejason's picture

A bunch of dummies. Thats what alot of these NFL and college football players are.

No concept of following rules, future time orientation and consequences of their immature decisions. You have a free education to one of the best Universitys in the country. You are practically a celebrity on campus if you play football.

GOODBYE! You dont deserve any of the benefits..


Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

Enough.  Time to move on.  This is the 3rd strike.  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  Well... this is strike THREE.  FOOL/SHAME-ON EVERYONE INVOLVED!

PTown Buckeye's picture

Sounds like he doesn't want to be in Columbus or being a buckeye! Hope the young man gets it together soon. We need a good Tight end in the near future.

Southern Ohio Buckeye

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