Senior linebacker Storm Klein has been dismissed from the program by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Klein was arrested on Friday and charged with assault and domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty.
Klein, who started 10 games last season, was competing for the starting middle linebacker position for the Buckeyes in 2012. Despite arriving in Columbus as a top high school recruit, he spent most of his Ohio State career lost on the depth chart. Klein finishes his Buckeye career with 72 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions.
NFLDraftScout.com ranks Klein as the No. 27 outside linebacker for the 2013 NFL Draft. He isn't eligible for next Thursday's NFL Supplemental Draft because the NFL is no longer accepting applications.
Klein is the third Buckeye to find himself in trouble with the law this off-season. In June tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort were charged with obstructing official business after police in Delaware, Ohio said they urinated on a building and fled when confronted by officers. They pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct and were stripped of their scholarships and suspended.