Ohio State Quarterback Jack Miller Reinstated to Football Team After OVI Charge Reduced to Reckless Operation

By Dan Hope on November 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Jack Miller

Jack Miller is back on the Ohio State football team after the charge against him for operating a vehicle while impaired was dropped on Thursday.

Miller pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless operation and was ordered to pay a $150 fine during his arraignment at the Franklin County Municipal Court on Thursday morning. He was reinstated to the Ohio State football team on Thursday afternoon.

“The charge issued against him of operating a vehicle while impaired has been reduced to a minor misdemeanor traffic offense,” Ohio State said Thursday in a statement. “Miller has fulfilled all of the obligations required of him and the legal case is now closed.”

Miller had been suspended from the Ohio State football team since Nov. 5, when he was arrested for OVI and for driving in marked lanes. The charge for driving in marked lanes was also dismissed on Thursday morning.

Prior to his suspension, Miller was Ohio State’s third-string quarterback. In four game appearances this season, Miller has completed seven of 14 passing attempts for 101 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Quinn Ewers was Ohio State’s third-string quarterback behind C.J. Stroud and Kyle McCord for the past two games while Miller was suspended.

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

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