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Ohio State: Storm Klein Released from Team

Posted By Jimmy Martinez On Jul 10 2012 @ 7:54 pm In Ohio State | No Comments

A day after a charge of domestic violence and another of assault were filed against Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Storm Klein, Urban Meyer dismissed the senior from the program citing the serious nature of the case.

“The charges filed against Klein violate the core values of the Ohio State football program,” Meyer said in a school release. “As a result, Storm has been removed from the team. It has been made very clear that this type of charge will result in dismissal.

First-year Ohio State coach Meyer hasn’t wasted any time establishing disciplinary standards for the Buckeyes, and he didn’t take long to make up his mind in the latest alleged violation of them.

Meyer took a proactive approach with starting tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive tackle Jack Mewhort last month in a case stemming from public urination, initially suspending the players indefinitely before ultimately stripping them of their scholarships for the summer and setting requirements for reinstatement.

With all that had happened last year, I’m happy to see Coach Meyer running his team with an Iron Fist. Last year was embarrassing for a program that was always viewed at a model school in the NCAA and it’s time to remind people that we are still a program for others to look up to.

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