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Ohio State WR Saunders arrested on curfew charge

Field Level Media
03 Jun 2020, 10:40 GMT+10

Ohio State wide receiver and team captain C.J. Saunders was arrested for allegedly violating curfew in Columbus and posted bond Tuesday morning, according to multiple outlets citing court records.

Saunders was arrested Monday night at 10:45 local time; city-wide curfew went into effect at 10 p.m. It was unclear if Saunders was involved in a protest nearby that resulted in Columbus Police using pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

Protests have sprung up in Columbus and across the country over the death of George Floyd last week in police custody on a Minneapolis street.

Saunders was booked at the Franklin County Jail and will be arraigned Thursday morning on a misdemeanor charge of violating curfew, according to the reports.

Saunders is a sixth-year senior who is waiting word on whether the NCAA will grant his petition for a medical hardship waiver and another year of eligibility. Saunders was named team captain for the 2019 season but did not play because of injuries.

The Dublin (Ohio) Coffman High School product walked on but was placed on scholarship in 2018. Saunders has 27 career catches for 294 yards and a touchdown, having played in one game in 2016 and then 11 games each of the next two seasons.

--Field Level Media

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