Fans of Ohio State University’s football team may have been surprised to hear of a promising player’s recent arrest. However, one day after the story broke, concerning his supposed involvement in an altercation, new details surfaced that Tracy Sprinkle is also facing charges of drug possession and related offenses. This young man may seek as much information as possible as he works to clear his name in this matter.
A local sports report that is affiliated with Sports Illustrated first ran a story that announced a local freshman football player had been arrested in connection with a disturbance outside of a business establishment. While that may or may not have bothered some of the fans and supporters of the team, the next morning, an updated report carried more details of alleged crimes. The revised story revealed that Sprinkle has now been charged with various drug offenses.
According to Ohio police, Sprinkle was taken into custody on charges that include possession of heroin, drug-related implements, rioting and refusal to obey orders to leave the premises. There were no other details made available concerning whether he was released on a bond or if he remained in police custody. At this time, the accused player is most likely awaiting further proceedings in this case.
Along with the criminal charges that Sprinkle is facing, he may also be refused permission to play for his college team. However, this young man is still entitled to the right to be presumed innocent of any crime, including the drug possession charges, unless and until he can be proved guilty by the Ohio prosecutors. He is also ensured of the right to a strong defense and the right to challenge the case evidence that may be considered questionable or inaccurate. Furthermore, he may seek any information concerning the allegations made against him as he works to determine the best options and resolutions that may enable him to settle this matter as satisfactorily as possible.
Source: scarletandgame.com, “Tracy Sprinkle arrest update: Ohio State freshman arrested to various drug-related offenses“, Jack Jorgensen, July 5, 2014