Noah Spence, the talented but troubled DE who was ruled ineligible by the Big Ten Conference for multiple failed drug tests and subsequently transferred to Eastern Kentucky, was arrested early Thursday morning in downtown Richmond, Ky.
As first reported by RichmondRegister.com, Spence is charged with Intoxication in a Public Place and second-degree disorderly conduct.
In 2013, Spence's last season on the field for the Buckeyes, the then-sophomore appeared in 13 games and produced 8 sacks and a forced fumble before being suspended for the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson.
Spence failed a second drug test in September of 2014 while serving the final two games of his original three-game suspension. After losing an appeal, Spence was ruled permanently ineligible by the Big Ten in November.
It's unknown at this time how this affect his status with EKU.
The NFL Supplemental Draft, a logical exit plan for Spence, isn't until July. He could of course choose the CFL or wait until next year's draft. Some pro team will take a flier on him based on potential alone.