According to the official Lorain Police report obtained by Cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises, Tracy Sprinkle's arrest this past Friday night included charges of cocaine possession after an alleged bar brawl at the "Grown & Sexy Lounge" in Lorain, OH. Sprinkle had been suspended indefinitely by the football program Sunday morning.
Buckeye Sports Bulletin's Jeff Svoboda passed on this photo of the alleged scene:
You are looking live at the Grown & Sexy Lounge on E. 28th St in Lorain. pic.twitter.com/eTV6WsknX4
— Jeff Svoboda (@JeffSvoboda) July 6, 2014
The details Cleveland.com relayed from the report include pockets of a large group of people outside the lounge fighting with Sprinkle fingered in hitting someone in the face with a bottle. Sprinkle also reportedly was tied to two small bags of cocaine in a vehicle he was in after he was removed by police and put into another vehicle.
Even approaching this particular instance from a best case vantage, as Urban Meyer has said in regards to Carlos Hyde's alleged slapping incident in a Columbus bar last summer, Sprinkle even putting himself in this situation is a grievous case of poor judgement. While the university will clearly be waiting to see the details of the case unfold before rendering any kind of permanent decision regarding Sprinkle's status with the team, just being in the presence of street drugs of that nature and potentially participating in a street fight could culminate in the university deciding to part ways.
Sprinkle is expected to be in court on Monday.