There is more trouble for Urban Meyer as Ohio State football continues to make headlines in less than desirable fashion. Last night linebacker Storm Klein was arrested on domestic violence and assault charges stemming from an alleged incident with a woman, presumed to be his girlfriend and the mother of his child.
This morning, Klein was arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Although the details are still sketchy at the point, it doesn't sound good, and many are already predicting that Klein will be dismissed from the team if found guilty of the charges.
It has been a strange offseason, especially in regard to linebackers. Two highly touted prospects at the position who issued verbals, later de-committed from Ohio State. However, there is good news on the recruiting front, as rising senior Mike Mitchell from Plano, Texas, is sending signals that Columbus may be his eventual destination.
As for the immediate effect of Klein's legal problems, insiders have reported that Curtis Grant had passed him on the depth chart, anyway, and there are some strong reinforcements that have arrived in the class of 2012. My guess is that the negative press resulting from this matter will hurt worse than the impact on the field.