Former Ohio State linebacker and 1997 Butkus Award winner Andy Katzenmoyer was arrested Friday on a charge of violating a protection order.
Per the Associated Press, the 35-year-old Katzenmoyer pleaded not guilty and was released later Friday without having to post bond. The AP was unable to contact either Katzenmoyer or an attorney for comment.
According to a report from CBS 10TV in Columbus, Ohio, the arrest stemmed from a visitation-rights dispute concerning Katzenmoyer and his daughter. From the report:
According to Franklin County municipal court documents, Katzenmoyer violated the domestic violence civil protection order against him on Tuesday, when he went to a Trabue Avenue home and attempted to pick up his daughter from her mother, Ashley Quint.
According to a 911 caller, Katzenmoyer's visitation rights were suspended ...
An order of protection was filed against Katzenmoyer in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Monday.
The filing ordered Katzenmoyer to stay away from both Quint and the couple's child until a hearing scheduled for next Monday, April 1.
Katzenmoyer played for the Buckeyes 1996-98, racking up 12 sacks as a freshman and eventually becoming one of the nation's most-feared defenders. Katzenmoyer collected consensus All-America honors along with the Butkus and Jack Lambert Awards. He was selected in the first round by the New England Patriots in 1999, but his pro career lasted just two seasons after a major neck injury.