UPDATE: Klein has been dismissed from the Ohio State Football Team, effective immediately. Coach Meyer indicated that the players already knew that these sorts of charges would result in dismissal, yet left a glimmer of hope for Klein’s return if the charges are somehow changed or dropped.
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This morning at 9am Ohio State senior LB Storm Klein was arraigned in Franklin County municipal court and released on bond after having charges filed on Friday for domestic violence and assault.
Klein’s court costs at this point total $112,00, including a $25 Indigent Application fee, $5 not guilty plea, $29 for state charges as it relates to a misdemeanor violation and $53 for the scheduling of the arraignment.
“We are aware, obviously, of the situation,” a school spokesman said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering more information. “At this point we won’t have further comment until after we know and understand all the details.”
As conditions of Klein’s bond, he must stay away from the unnamed complainant, commit no further acts of violence, possess no firearms and is not permitted to consume an alcohol or ‘drugs of abuse’ as set forth by Judge Scott D. Vanderkarr.
According to NBC4, the alleged altercation, occurring at an apartment on Mobile Drive in Columbus, “stemmed from an argument about the future of a relationship between Klein and the alleged victim.”
Attorney Timothy M. Walsh of the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office represented Klein in this morning’s proceedings, according to the updated Criminal Case Summary.
We will keep you updated on this situation as we know more.