Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OSU TAILBACK JAAMAL BERRY SUSPENDED FROM TEAM WEDNESDAY

Jaamal Berry
The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell
COLUMBUS — Ohio State junior tailback Jaamal Berry has been suspended from the team, the university announced in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

The statement read, "Junior running back Jaamal Berry, from Miami, Fla., has been suspended from the Ohio State University football team for violating the athletic department's student-athlete standards of conduct. Berry will remain suspended until charges against him have been resolved.

Berry was charged with assault and disorderly conduct — both misdemeanors — after he allegedly hit a 21-year old man with his fist in downtown Columbus late last month.

Berry's court date is set for the morning of Dec. 1.

In late September, Berry was involved in another altercation on the OSU campus and had to be admitted to the hospital to undergo medical testing.

Berry — who has just three carries for five yards on the season and seven kickoff returns for 150 (21.4 avg.) — certainly isn't a stranger to off-field troubles during his time at Ohio State. In fact, Berry was arrested just days prior to his arrival in Columbus back in 2009, when he was arrested for possession of marijuana in his hometown of Miami, Florida.