The road back to Ohio State has finally become clear, as defensive end Tracy Sprinkle has been reinstated to the football programs roster, according to Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch. After a July incident that included a brawl at a northeast Ohio bar, Sprinkle was arrested and faced multiple charges.
After his trial in court last week, Sprinkle's charges were greatly reduced and he was placed only on probation and wouldn't have to worry about facing a felony. At the time of the trial, Sprinkle was already dismissed by head coach Urban Meyer from the Ohio State roster, but has now been allowed to return after the charges were reduced.
Sprinkle will be suspended for one game, the Buckeyes' opener against Navy, and not have a scholarship for the summer session. As per usual in these sorts of situations, he'll have to perform community service as well as meet certain other obligations (see: running plenty of stadium stairs) before he's fully reinstated.
This is good news only for Sprinkle, as he will be able to return to the program and begin worrying about what he wants to worry about the most, which is college football.
Tracy @TSprinkle93 is back on Ohio State roster after getting charges greatly reduced from July incident. More soon http://t.co/x610tIPgiy— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 4, 2014