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Ohio State Tight End Jake Stoneburner Arrested For Obstructing Official Business

Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Offices
Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Offices

Ohio State tight end (and expected to be the principle weapon in Urban Meyer and Tom Herman's vertical passing game) Jake Stoneburner was arrested Saturday in Shawnee Hills, Ohio. He was charged shortly there after with obstructing official business.

Per the Delaware County Sheriff's offices and 10TV, Stoneburner, the senior to be, was arrested sometime Saturday, June 2nd but details surrounding what specifically happened were not immediately made available. Sometimes obstructing official business can include refusing to provide proper identification when prompted by a law enforcement agent but it's difficult to speculate what may or may not have occurred.

Whether Stoneburner faces any disciplinary matter now becomes the matter of interest. Though the Buckeyes likely won't need Stoneburner against the likes of Don Treadwell's Miami Ohio Redhawks, having the tight end at top form for a potentially trap game-tastic University of Central Florida side (who Phil Steele has 15th in the country for 2012) will be critical for the Buckeyes.

Stay tuned for more details as they make their way out.

UPDATE: Ohio State blog Our Honor Defend provided this Ohio state legal definition of obstructing official business:

2921.31 Obstructing official business.

(A) No person, without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct, or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official's official capacity, shall do any act that hampers or impedes a public official in the performance of the public official's lawful duties.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of obstructing official business. Except as otherwise provided in this division, obstructing official business is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If a violation of this section creates a risk of physical harm to any person, obstructing official business is a felony of the fifth degree.

UPDATE UPDATE: The mothership's Bill Hanstock reports that Stoneburner has already been released from custody on bond:


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