Thursday, June 11, 2009


Ohio State incoming freshman running back, Jaamal Berry, was arrested and charged early Thursday morning in Miami, Florida for possession of more than 28 grams of marijuana, according to the Miami Herald.

Berry, who is a top recruit for the Buckeyes' class of 2009, was stopped by police for running a traffic light. The Police discovered a bag of marijuana in Berry's automobile — a Nissan Altima. According to the police report, the soon-to-be OSU running back stated that he had bought the drugs an hour earlier and was planning to smoke them with friends.

Berry was released on bond and no court date has been scheduled as of yet.

OSU officials have declined to comment until they have gathered more information about the arrest.

Berry, an All-American back who starred at Miami Palmetto High School, has been touted as a possible replacement for Chris "Beanie" Wells as the Buckeyes' starting tailback this fall, along with Dan "Boom" Herron and Brandon Saine.

Berry was scheduled to enroll at OSU in the coming days. However, his status now seems a bit uncertain after Thursday morning's arrest.

More to come ...