Like tens of thousands of Central Ohioans this past weekend, former Ohio State offensive tackle Kirk Barton went to the Memorial Tournament in Dublin before making a stop at the nearby Bogey Inn.
Unlike 99% of his compatriots, Barton left the Bogey in handcuffs.
Delaware County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call last Friday at the Bogey Inn with management allegedly asking for the removal of the clearly intoxicated Barton, who was knocking over patrons due to his size.
After exiting the premise without an incident, deputies shuffled Barton into the back of a cab. That's where things got weird, as the deputies' body cameras caught what followed.
From 10TV.com, who broke the news:
At that point, according to deputies, the Taxi driver handed the license to the deputy and asked him to read the small print/address to him -- when Barton took ahold of the van door and slammed it into a deputy’s arm, nearly knocking him over.
At that time according to body cam video worn by deputies, Barton, who can be seen in the back of a taxi, is asked to get out, but doesn’t comply with the order of the deputies. He is warned he will be tased, and after being asked several times, to exit, the tasers are deployed and he is put in cuffs shortly thereafter.
Barton, who played tackle for Jim Tressel's teams from 2004 to 2007, was named an All-American as a senior. An active Twitter user, he appears to have deleted his account after the news of this incident broke.
Barton is charged with felonious assault of a police officer and resisting arrest. He will be arraigned at 4 p.m. Friday.