J.T. Barrett is suspended for Ohio State's next football game, but the day before it is when he'll take the first step in learning his legal fate following an OVI charge.
The Buckeye redshirt sophomore quarterback is scheduled for a court date Friday at 9 a.m., according to Franklin County Court records. Barrett was arrested and cited for OVI early Saturday morning at the corner of High Street and Tompkins Avenue after being stopped at an OVI checkpoint near the area.
The report also shows a charge of "backing without safety" against Barrett, who was driving a vehicle with a Texas license plate. Barrett is from Wichita Falls, Texas. According to Ohio code, "backing without safety" refers to a subject violating section 2921.331 of the Revised Code or any ordinance "prohibiting the willful fleeing or eluding of a law enforcement officer."
Friday's date could be pushed back, and is just the first appearance in front of a judge for Barrett, 20. The amount of time it takes for the case to be closed is unknown.
The court record also shows an open balance of $97 against Barrett for booking, $39 for state fees for moving violations and $58 for his imminent court appearance.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer suspended Barrett for Saturday night's home game against Minnesota. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.