Ohio State RB Dunn dodges marijuana charges

Ohio State freshman running back Bri’onte Dunn was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and two moving violations, but avoided possible charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop Saturday in Alliance, Ohio.

A police report states that Dunn nearly ran a flashing red light, drove through a crosswalk and narrowly missed striking a patrol car. He and a passenger were in possession of a wooden pipe and marijuana was found on the seat cushions, floorboard and in the door pocket, according to the report.

The disorderly conduct charge is a result of going through a traffic stop and nearly causing an impact collision. Dunn was driving his mother’s car when he was stopped and denied knowing there was marijuana or drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Dunn, 19, enrolled early at Ohio State and is expected to contribute to an offense that lacks depth at the position and will be without projected first-team tailback Jordan Hall (foot) for part of September. Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller is the team’s leading returning rusher.

Head coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State did not immediately comment on the arrest. The Buckeyes are set to begin fall practice Friday. Linebacker Storm Klein was dismissed from the team following his arrest for domestic violence and assault.

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