Former Ohio State Lineman Kirk Barton Indicted on Two Felonies

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Grouchy_Old_Vet's picture

That'd be a hell of a hangover to wake up to, wouldn't it?

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

He'd had enough. The bar knew it. They went as far as arranging safe transportation. All he had to do was get in a taxi.

I get being drunk and rowdy, but when the fuzz shows up.....knock that shit off. You're a grown man in your thirties.

What is it about the Memorial that brings the idiot out of people.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

The problem is 90% of the people that go to the Memorial don't go to watch golf...they use it as an excuse to take two days off of work and party for 4 days.  I'd take the two days off and party elsewhere if it were my decision instead of paying up the money for tickets.

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KeithByarsRightFoot's picture

You say all he had to do was get in the taxi, but he actually did. It's not like Barton was resisting. He was just so completely obliterated that he couldn't function (unable to give his address, mixing up a credit card for a drivers license). I'm sure that in his state his brain was just trying to get home, and closing the door to the van was the best way it knew to get there.

Unfortunately, a cop's arm was in the way.

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andretolstoy's picture

He was resisting. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Moo Strength's picture

There is nothing excusable about his behavior, and any attempt to deflect his responsibility is irresponsible.

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

What is this fuzz you speak of?

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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andretolstoy's picture

He's lucky he didn't get shot (in the Pinky Toe.) 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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IsJoeFlaccoElite's picture

Didn't he have a pretty good sports radio gig?

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Mybux's picture

Alcohol is a hell of a Drug...

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LeRegiment's picture

So is cocaine Charlie Murphy - Rick James...

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buckzilla1's picture

Damn straight!

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Guernsey county mafia. Give it Hell 84!

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awlinBrutus's picture

Oldest drug known to man. Im guessing grapes ferment naturally without adding sugar like the home brew process for making beer? I mean what would possess someone in the dark ages to add sugar to grape juice ? Lol, just a stupid question. I watch way too much of ancient aliens.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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buckeyeinWI's picture

dumb.

just plain dumb...

go buckeyes!

16-2 is SWEET!

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steveinkc's picture

this is just unacceptable at his stage of life and how he is viewed by the public and his OSU friends and alumni. Kirk, this should never have happened!!

steveinkc

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Spirit's picture

Then you are saying he shouldda just gone to the Grown and Sexy Lounge?

Spirit

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The Rill Dill's picture

Just another fucking meatheaded, tough-guy. Surprised he didn’t wear a ‘Tap Out’ or ‘Afflicted’ shirt to court. 

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Kalmar's picture

The bar over served and should be sued. Too many bars don't pay attention.

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andretolstoy's picture

They got him transportation. He slammed the cop's arm in the door. He should have gotten Rodney King'd

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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CincyOSU's picture

So you're saying the bar is at fault?

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gobucks1966's picture

Yes and a good lawyer will drag the bartender down and the bar.  Everyone thinks they can drive and drink more.

Denny

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CincyOSU's picture

You're being sarcastic, right?

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andretolstoy's picture

I just saw the video of him slamming the car door on the arm of the cop. It was a sliding van/SUV door. 

That was a dick move. I would have clubbed him, at least, once in the shin. He deserved at least that plus the court stuff. He could have broken his arm. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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andretolstoy's picture

And he was tazed. I didn't see that part. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Bucks19's picture

Kalmar- sued? You’re a dumb ass!! Really???

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Skunk bear blood's picture

Drunk and play the fool.  Time to pay the lawyer...just for starters.

Buy the ticket take the ride.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Dude deserves it. Huge guy like that slamming a car door on an officer's arm? Bonehead move, even under the influence. Not totally sure how these things work, but it's possible that those charges will be reduced such that they aren't felonies? He should do whatever it takes to get there if he's got the chance. 

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brandonbauer87's picture

Obviously I wasn’t there and don’t know the details. I feel like two felonies is a little harsh here. Maybe a disorderly conduct and public intoxication might fit better. I don’t know. Maybe that’s just me. 

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AnotherBuckeyefan's picture

Assault in Ohio is knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another.  When it is a police officer as a victim it is automatically a felony.  

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Byaaaahhh's picture

 Here's the body cam footage, so you can judge for yourself. 

Officer wasn't seriously injured but you can see he meant to do what he did. Important to keep in mind he was only charged with it, not a verdict.

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Bourbon Meyer's picture

I know somebody else mentioned it, but it is amazing. Getting out that taxi he showed the same agility and athleticism he did on the night of January 8, 2007.

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bigtenspeed's picture

Hahahahhahahahhahahahshsh. True. Lol!

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tomgreg's picture

He should suck it up and publicly apologize. Apologize to the cop directly as well. Hopefully he can just pay a fine, do community service, and some alcohol awareness classes. Jail and/or prison would suck, even for a big strong guy like him...

Onward and upward! Go Buckeyes!

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tomgreg's picture

Heck, I'd hire a PR firm, start the alcohol awareness classes now, and start doing some community stuff now as well. Change the perception. 

Onward and upward! Go Buckeyes!

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gumtape's picture

Prison really sucks when you are married and your wife is pissed at you for being an idiot. Then she has to explain that shit to her family.

High and tight boo boo

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The Rill Dill's picture

Should also have to attend a ‘Don’t Be A Dick’ workshop.

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Buckeyebison's picture

I would bet that the charges would be reduced to misdemeanor along with apology; probation; community service; and AA meeting. I hope he learnt from this real hard lesson and will not do that again. 

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okiebuck's picture

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son......Dean Wormer 

The only hard day was yesterday

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cottageavebuckeye's picture

Okie, well played!

COTTAGEAVEBUCKEYE

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BucksHave7's picture

Some guys just cant handle vegas.

BucksHave7

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Barton has a nice looking wife, new baby and from what I can tell from our interactions a very comfortable life. 

This is disappointing. If this leads to him getting the help he needs, then that is good for him. But overall just something that didn’t need to happen.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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andretolstoy's picture

He has one thing going for him here, he got Tased like man. He got popped twice and they still couldn't get him out of the van. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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BucksHave7's picture

Anyone who messes with a cop in this country is an ahole. Barton made a dumb mistake. Very sad. Now he bears the shame.

BucksHave7

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AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

He will do zero jail time watch.

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BradentonBuck's picture

I'm sure it won't even make it to court.  A Plea will be reached and he will take it (if he's smart).  Likely won't end up felonies either, as long as he has a clean record.  He will however end up in alcohol classes and have probation and maybe some community service.

Buckeye til I die

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gobucks1966's picture

He will get time and I bet other drugs besides booze was in his body to be able to take what he did.

Denny

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Knarcisi's picture

Barton hadn’t had a night that bad since the 2006 championship game. 

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JohnnyBuckeye's picture

Didn’t we have some other guys get in trouble at The Bogey? Stoneburner or someone from that era?

Go Bucks

 

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Knarcisi's picture

Think it was Stoneburner and Mewhort taking a leak in public. 

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binger18's picture

Just a slight correction. Carol O’Brien, not Carl O’Brien is the Delaware County Prosecutor. Does a great job but not someone you want to go toe to toe with..very tough.

Abcdesteele

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

I need to pee

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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Nick's picture

Wow felony assault seems a bit too much here, should be reserved for actually hurting someone ( as far as I know no one was injured ) as the statue prescribes. A simple assault is still a serious charge with up to 6 mos in jail & $1,000 fine.

Felony Assault:

Causing serious harm to someone or an unborn child, or
Causing or attempt to cause harm through the use of a deadly weapon.

Simple Assault:

Knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
Recklessly causing serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.

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Knarcisi's picture

Translation, don’t assault a cop. 

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CosmoKramer's picture

It is simple assault most likely but it's enhanced when the victim is a law enforcement officer. It goes from a first degree misdemeanor to a fifth degree felony.

Anything easy, ain't worth a damn.

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bonebuck's picture

Let's all hope/pray that he gets some help with his addiction. He seems like a great man. I was once arrested for a DUI long time ago. Not a good time. It certainly makes you do some soul searching. I came out on the good end-let's pray/hope/wish that Kirk does also.

Did not know he had a wife and child. God Bless them as they go through this rocky road.

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The Rill Dill's picture

Who really gives a shit if he gets help? 

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kmp10's picture

Grow up, Kirk. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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BuckeyeStevo's picture

Barton was a coworker for over a year. Nice guy but over did the ego machine a bit too much.  Another coworker told me that he had never been around someone who could turn any conversation into about himself in 5 seconds or less. When you have a great wife and a young kid, stay at home and not go to the hottest spots like Muirfield and want to be that person who goes just to brag.  Now his wife is dating that creep Nathan.  

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40 Degrees North's picture

Two felonies. I think it’s safe to say Kirk will be a convicted felon after all is said and done. Delaware County law enforcement has a reputation of being tough through the years. I don’t think this is Kirk’s first rodeo with the law either. 

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Urbanologist's picture

2 life destroying felony charges for this ?  Cops are hypocritical pussies . 

Theire is only one truth...

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BuckeyeStevo's picture

2 prior DUI's will not help the case. Look at facts before posting. Not a police issue, it's personal issue. 

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Bucks19's picture

Urban- so who made the bad choices here? Please refresh my memory. 

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