Former Ohio State football player Bri’onte Dunn, who was kicked off the team earlier this week, was involved in an alleged domestic incident with a female near campus over the weekend.
According to a Columbus Police Department report, an officer responded Sunday to an alleged assault involving the 23-year-old Dunn and a 20-year-old female.
Although no arrests were made, Dunn’s girlfriend called 911 early in the morning after being hit in the mouth and later choked at her apartment.
She told the 911 dispatcher she had a bloody lip and black eye.
She said she initially left her apartment after being hit but returned when no one answered the door at a friend’s house.
After telling Dunn to leave because she was going to call police, she said, “He saw I had my phone out because I was gonna to try to record it because this isn’t the first time that it happened and that’s when he started going crazy.”
Dunn was scheduled to be back for his fifth year on the team this fall. He received an undergraduate degree in May and was expected to compete with redshirt freshman Mike Weber and true freshman Antonio Williams for carries.
Ohio State’s announcement Dunn had been kicked off the team did not specify a reason, but coach Urban Meyer has repeatedly stated he strictly forbids violence against women.
He suspended starting running back Carlos Hyde for the first three games of the 2013 season after video from a Columbus nightclub appeared to show him slap a female. No criminal charges stemmed from that incident.
Dunn was a five-star recruit at Canton GlenOak High School in northeast Ohio when he signed with Ohio State over Michigan in the class of 2012.
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