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Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:33 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

After a rocky 2011 season, Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry is no longer part of the Buckeye roster.

Berry's attorney told the Columbus Dispatch this week that he did not expect Berry to return to the team, not with the sophomore preparing to face misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an October incident. But a spokesperson for the school said he remains on scholarship, and he continued to appear on the Buckeyes' official roster--until Thursday, this is, when the roster was labeled "as of Feb. 9" and no longer included a listing for Berry.

“From the conversation he had with the coaches, it didn’t appear that they were excited about him being (there),” Larry Coffey, Berry's coach at Palmetto (Fla.) High School, told the Dispatch. Coffey said he had spoken with Berry on Tuesday. 

“He took the lead from that, and his thought process was that it was maybe time for him to go in another direction," Coffey said.

One of the nation's top recruits in the class of 2009, Berry redshirted after a marijuana possession arrest preceding his freshman year. He bounced back to see action in all 13 games in 2010, rushing 32 times for 8.3 yards a carry and returning 21 kickoffs for the Buckeyes.

Injuries hampered the start of his 2011 season, however, before two serious off-field incidents: a September fight on campus in which police were called to the scene but no charges were filed (and Berry went to the hospital), and then the misdemeanor assault incident in October in which Berry allegedly struck a 21-year-old man in a parking garage.

Berry attorney R. William Meeks said that Berry would finish the current quarter at the minimum and could finish the school year at Ohio State.

HT: @marcushartman 

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Comments

Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:53 am
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Hello Jack Rat,Ima good ole boy from Bama so I had to get someone from up your way to type this seein how everbody down in dixie is illiterate and all. yuk yuk! I realize that your ignorant to the fact that your talking all wrong, loser talk is what it is. SEC fans also have lives but much happier ones, for example unless your a Bama fan your team were losers this season. If the Suckeyes could have gotten  the job done , then you too could utter the speech of champions . Alas there is much loser talk ! Win your games and a title and your speech as well as your out look on life will change!



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:31 am
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Berry sucks anyway! I cant see why OSU hired the guy BAMA gave a heart attack to and made his darling Tebow cry on national tv! Oh well at least he is versed in the sec way! They may fall in love meyer after he gets rid of all the losers! ROLL TIDE!!!



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:25 am
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Bama ruined Meyer and made Tebow cry on tv !  Maybe Urban can get back to where he was before Bama but I doubt the Suckeyes will fair any better! Big 10 teams lack spirit and most dont put thier hearts into the game. boring to watch but i guess in loserville its all there is.



Since: Aug 9, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:57 pm
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Hey DirkkPitt,  Are you a Clive Cussler fan too?  I've been reading Clive off-and-on for years now and Dirk Pitt is awesome. 



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:35 pm
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Depends on how you want to interpret it. From what I'm gathering, Berry went in and talked to the coaches and they weren't excited to even have him there. Thus, Berry is the one that started the movement of not being listed, not health plagued Meyer. It sounds like Meyer was merely going to do the SEC trademark and oversign to get rid of him rather than have the gumption to tell him he is no longer on the team.

If you want to attack Michigan, go ahead and use Stonum. The same thing happened, EXCEPT Hoke actaully disciplined Stonum by not letting him play this last year. Once he did it again, Stonum was cut. However, Meyer made, or at least to the public's knowledge, no attempt to discipline the kid. Notice the difference?? But hey, you guys hired a coach that is all about integrity. He would never lie about anything, or not do anything about his players purposely injurying another player during a game. Urban Meyer, the classiest and cleanest coach in America, Congrats!!!!



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

urban meyer didnt recruit this guy.   stupid haters.   if he doesnt get kicked off the team, meyer "likes thugs."  if he does get kicked off the team, meyer is "sleazy" for cutting players to make room for recruits.  damned if you do. damned if you don't.   should've just ignored the trolls.



Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:25 pm
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

ahhhhh, Berry's not on the roster. See the headline? It says

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

And who is the coach who took him off of the roster?




Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:13 pm
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

Of course you all fail to mention that Berry was not recruited by Coach Meyer. That all of Berry's off the field problems predated his tenure as the coach

And who is the coach that let him stay on the roster??



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

4 times?!?!? CBS is worse than I remember it being for posting stuff.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:10 am
 

Ohio St. RB Jaamal Berry no longer on roster

The exit of Jaamal Berry,clears a scholarship for someone that Urban Meyer recruits...


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