Dominic Clarke was a top recruit for the Ohio State Buckeyes under head coach, Jim Tressel in 2009. A Fredrick Maryland native, Clarke committed to play cornerback for the Buckeyes. However, once Tressel resigned due to scandals in May 2011, Clarke was on a very thin ice with the new Buckeye coach, Urban Meyer.
In January, Dominic Clarke was kicked off the team for his two run ins with the law. The first offense was a disorderly conduct charge, after allegedly discharging a BB gun on campus. Then on January 7th, Clarke was charged with drunken driving.
Urban Meyer, the new Ohio State head football coach, responded by releasing Clarke and a fellow teammate of their scholarship.
Meyer was later quoted saying, ”What we’ll never do is say we’re going to make an example out of a kid. That’s not going to happen.” “However, (Clarke) broke a team rule. I’m still getting the information. I’m very, very disappointed because some things were covered in the team meeting. They’ll be dealt with...