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Headline: Quarterback Of The Best Team In The Country Is Calm & Polite During His Arrest

What? No juicy headline to get your blood flowing? Sorry. Here you go:

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So when I saw all of these tweets and headlines earlier in the day I thought to myself “Damn, not a good look for JT to pull the ‘Do you know who I am’ card.”

But then I got home and found the video of the arrest (click there because I’m incompetent and don’t know how to embed a TMZ video).

So I watched it…That’s it?

With everything I read earlier today I expected a belligerent dude screaming at a police officer. I expected to see someone who thought he was invincible talking down to the CPD telling them things like “You can’t arrest me, I’m the quarterback at Ohio State!”

But nope. All we got was a 20 year old guy fully cooperating with police officers in probably one of the lowest moments of his life. So he told the officers that he was QB1 for the Buckeyes, you wouldn’t do that either? If I was 20 years old and the face of the #1 team in the country you bet that’d the first thing out of my mouth if a cop asked me anything.

“Sir do you know why I pulled you over?”

“QB1, Ohio State Buckeyes.”

To criticize someone for that is just dumb. It’s like using an FOP card on steroids. If any of us could pull that card we would. People always say things to get out of tickets; girls cry, guys say they have to take a shit. It’s nothing new. Sorry he didn’t want to go to jail?

Also, that cop laughing about Cardale coming to pick JT up was kind of a dickish move.

JT Barrett arrested for OVI early Saturday morning

From elevenwarriors.com:

“According to two sources within the Columbus Police Department, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI) early Saturday morning near campus.

Barrett, 20, was arrested near High and Tompkins, just north of Campus after policed noticed the player attempt to avoid an OVI checkpoint in the area. Per CPD sources, Barrett was cooperative and blew into a breathalyzer, registering slightly over Ohio’s legal limit of 0.08 blood-alcohol concentration.

The quarterback was released to his teammate, fellow quarterback Cardale Jones, who provided Barrett a ride home.”

WELP! That’s nice to wake up to on a Saturday morning. File this under “things I didn’t think would ever happen in one million years.” If you told me a player from one of my teams got a DUI and gave me 100 guesses, I don’t think I’d say  JT if you gave me an additional 100. All you hear about is his this kid’s character and leadership abilities, hence being named one of the 6 captains on Ohio State as a sophomore. Then he’s finally named QB1 before last week’s 49-7 drubbing of Rutgers and BAM! DUI. Woof.

We’ll see how this plays out, but apparently Barrett could be suspended for two weeks under Ohio State’s student-athlete drug and alcohol program. That’d put him out for the Minnesota and Illinois games, and firmly behind Cardale heading into the Michigan State game.

Happy Saturday guys!

UPDATE: Barrett has already been suspended for the Minnesota game. That was quick.

 

Don’t look now but OSU’s “replacement QB” J.T. Barrett is 7th in the Heisman watch

From Heismanpundit.com

Here is the week 6 edition of the 2014 HP Heisman Watch. After taking into account the games played so far, these are the players who have the best chance of actually winning the Heisman. This is not a prediction of the final order of the race, nor is it an endorsement of who would or should win if the vote were held today. It’s a long view of the race that takes into account schedule and statistical trends.

1. Todd Gurley  2.Marcus Mariota

 3. Dak Prescott  4. Everett Golson

5. Ameer Abdullah  6. Melvin Gordon

7. JT Barrett  8. Kenny Hill

Not bad company for a freshman who has started 5 games in his collegiate career. He has the Buckeye offense humming right now and is only getting better each game. Things may get VERRRYY interesting come December…

 

7. J.T. Barrett, FR, QB, Ohio State

This could’ve been Braxton Miller’s spot. In fact, if Braxton Miller was healthy and doing what Barrett has been doing, he’d be in the top three of the Heisman race right now. As its stands, the redshirt freshman is on pace to have the best season for a quarterback in Ohio State’s long and storied history. It’s looking more and more like the Buckeyes will be 7-1 when they take on Michigan State in East Lansing. If Barrett continues to play like he’s been playing while leading OSU over Sparty, he’s going to have a shot at being the third-straight redshirt freshman to win the Heisman. He’s currently on pace for almost 4,000 yards of offense and 45 touchdowns in 12 games. Beat Michigan State and he’ll be able to add to those numbers in the Big Ten title game. If Ohio State is 12-1 at that point and primed for a playoff spot, Barrett’s production could propel him to the Heisman.

Season Stats: 88 of 133, 1,354 yards, 66.2%, 17 TDs, 5 INTs, 186.3 rating, 276 rush yards, 2 TDs

Season Pace: 3,249 passing yards, 41 TDs, 662 rush yards, 4 TDs.

 

If JT Barrett even sniffs those numbers listed under “season pace” Urban Meyer is going to have quite the decision on his hands deciding who starts under center next season. Do you go with the 2 time Big 10 offensive player of the year in Braxton Miller? Or do you go with the younger quarterback who just had the best season for a QB in the history of Ohio State? If Barrett stays on this pace, I start him no questions asked. At Ohio State it’s “what have you done for me lately,” and there’s no way you can put a record setting quarterback as second string. You’re starting to see just what JT is capable of this year- distributing the football, accuracy, finding the open guy, decent running ability… IF Barrett stays on this pace and earns the starting spot for next year, I fully expect Braxton Miller to pull a Russell Wilson and use his last year of eligibility at a different school. What school is that? Arizona. Running Rich Rod’s offense. *You heard it here first on Bottlegate.com.

 

 

*I don’t really believe that