Ohio State running back won’t face drug charges, but he still is doing his part to help the Buckeyes stay near the top in the Big Ten arrest/citation standings over the last two years with a disorderly conduct charge.
Why won’t he be facing drug charges? Because his mom says the marijuana was hers, according to this Columbus Dispatch report:
Ohio State freshman running back Bri’onte Dunn will be charged this morning with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and two traffic violations stemming from an incident in Alliance in which he was stopped by police late Saturday night.
Contrary to earlier reports, which stated that he had been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, city of Alliance Law Director Andrew Zumbar told The Dispatch that Dunn would be charged with a less-serious violation.
Dunn was driving his mother’s car when a police officer observed him crossing through a traffic light, nearly hitting his car. When the officer inspected the car, he noticed a small amount of marijuana on and underneath the car seat. A drug pipe was also found.
Dunn had a passenger, fellow recent GlenOak High School graduate McKensey Cross.
“Mr. Dunn denied any involvement in marijuana,” Zumbar said. “It wasn’t found on his person and paraphernalia was not found on him, either. It was in another person’s belongings.”
Dunn’s mother, Donna Hatcher, showed up shortly afterward and backed up her son’s claim, which was captured on the police recording of the incident.
“When the officer shows her the marijuana, she says, ‘That was there before I loaned him the car,’ ” Zumbar said.
Odd that his mom would be so forgetful. Usually people who smoke weed are so conscientious.