Curfew Violation Charge Against Ohio State Wide Receiver C.J. Saunders Dismissed for Time Served

By Dan Hope on June 4, 2020 at 3:57 pm
C.J. Saunders

C.J. Saunders won't face any further legal consequences after being arrested for a curfew violation on Monday.

The charge against Saunders for violating the city-ordered curfew was dismissed for time served during his arraignment at the Franklin County Municipal Court on Thursday.

Saunders was arrested by a Columbus Police officer at approximately 10:45 p.m. Monday after attending a protest near campus. A 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been in place in Columbus since Saturday in response to protests that have taken place in the city since last week's killing of George Floyd.

The sixth-year Ohio State receiver, a team captain who is still awaiting word from the NCAA on whether he will receive an additional year of eligibility to play for the Buckeyes in 2020, told Lettermen Row on Wednesday that he spent the night at the Franklin County Jail on Monday – because nobody answered his initial phone call to bond him out – and warned his teammates about how strictly the curfew is being enforced.

Just one day after being arrested, Saunders helped lead a student-athlete demonstration on campus in honor of Floyd, in which Saunders spoke to the assembled crowd after attendees kneeled for nine minutes.

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