Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer announced senior running back Bri’onte Dunn has been dismissed from the team on Monday night for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Dunn, a graduate of GlenOak High School in Canton, graduated in May and had one season of eligibility remaining. He was expected to compete for a starting job.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Dunn had an altercation with his girlfiend over the weekend and a civil protection order was filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, though the county’s Municipal Court online records did not reflect any charges as of Tuesday morning.
Dunn appeared in 11 games as a true freshman in 2012 and rushed for 133 yards with two touchdowns. He redshirted the next season in 2013. In 2014, he appeared in eight games and carried nine times for 63 yards. Last season, Dunn rushed 14 times for 91 yards and one touchdown.
Redshirt freshman Mike Weber might be the favorite to win the starting job now. Hybrid back Curtis Samuel is another player expected to play a role in the running game. True freshmen Antonio Williams and Demario McCall could also get a chance.