Ohio State reinstates Storm Klein

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced on Thursday that linebacker Storm Klein had been reinstated to the team.

Klein was dismissed by the team following an arrest in June in which Klein was hit with misdemeanor domestic violence and assault charges. Klein was accused of grabbing his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his child, and throwing her into an apartment door during an argument. Klein denied the charges, and on Wednesday he pled guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.

As part of the plea, Klein was placed on probation for 18 months and will have to pay court costs.

On Thursday he was reinstated to the team by Urban Meyer.

“As I had indicated previously, if there are any changes in the charges against Storm, I would re-evaluate his status,” Meyer said in a statement Thursday. “The charges that would have violated our core values have been totally dismissed. I have spoken extensively to members of both families and that has prompted me to re-assess his situation and allow him back.”

Although he has been reinstated to the team, Klein will still face punishment for the disorderly conduct charges. Which means what he'll be suspended for at least the first two weeks of the season.

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