Ohio State Quarterback Jack Miller Suspended from Football Team After Arrest for Operating Vehicle While Impaired

By Dan Hope on November 5, 2021 at 3:17 pm
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Jack Miller has been suspended from the Ohio State football team after he was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired.

Ohio State confirmed in a statement that Miller was arrested by Ohio State Highway Patrol officers early Friday morning, as first reported by Bucknuts. Miller was released from custody and issued a summons to appear in court for the OVI.

"We released a statement. Obviously, we're thankful nobody was hurt," Ryan Day told 10TV following the incident. "As you can assume, (Miller) is struggling a bit right now, but again, thankful nobody was hurt."

Per the citation issued to Miller by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Miller was stopped on N. 4th Street near E. 15th Ave. in Columbus at approximately 1:28 a.m. Friday and was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drug of abuse and for driving in marked lanes. Per the citation, Miller refused a breathalyzer test at the scene.

Miller is set to be arraigned at the Franklin County Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Friday. Dashcam footage of Miller’s arrest obtained by cleveland.com on Monday showed Miller telling the officer who stopped him that he had not been drinking, but he was ultimately placed under arrest after field sobriety tests were conducted.

As Ohio State’s third-string quarterback, Miller appeared in four of the Buckeyes’ first eight games this season for a total of 42 snaps, completing seven of 14 passing attempts for 101 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. With Miller suspended from the team, true freshman Quinn Ewers is now in line to be the Buckeyes’ third-string quarterback behind starter C.J. Stroud and backup Kyle McCord, while walk-on quarterback J.P. Andrade also made the trip to Nebraska with Stroud, McCord and Ewers.

A four-star recruit in the class of 2020, Miller is in his second year with the Ohio State football program.

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