Ohio State kicks run­ning back off team

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

COLUM­BUS, OHIO — Ohio State says its most ex­pe­ri­enced run­ning back has been kicked off the team for vi­o­lat­ing the rules.

Coach Ur­ban Meyer said in a state­ment that fifth-year se­nior Bri’onte Dunn has been dis­missed for vi­o­lat­ing team rules. The state­ment didn’t spec­ify what Dunn is ac­cused of do­ing.

The 23-year-old from Can­ton was ex­pected to com­pete for the start­ing run­ning back po­si­tion va­cated by Ezekiel El­liott, who was taken as the fourth over­all pick in the NFL draft by the Dal­las Cow­boys. Dunn played in 21 games in three sea­sons and had 196 yards rush­ing and two touch­downs.

Dunn’s dis­missal leaves red­shirt fresh­man Mike Weber and fresh­man An­to­nio Wil­liams as the likely can­di­dates to com­pete for the start­ing job.

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