Ohio State freshman QB Antonio Henton was arrested Monday night on charges of soliciting a prostitute, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting. Henton pleaded not guilty to the charge and is being released on a $2500 bond. Henton was caught by the Columbus vice squad on a sting. I can’t imagine this ending well for Antonio.
So the obvious question is what does this mean for his future at Ohio State? He has been suspended from the team indefinitely. I’d be stunned if Antonio set foot on the field the rest of the season, and is certainly in jeopardy of being cut from the team. Jim Tressel had this to say about the situation-
“It’s a great disappointment for our Buckeye football family, and we are very concerned for Antonio,” Tressel said in a statement. “We want to help him utilize any available resources, including counseling, to deal with any problems and seek solutions. Antonio is keenly aware of the standard we have for ourselves, and that makes this even more disappointing. Antonio will not lose any academic privileges as an Ohio State student, but he will certainly be suspended indefinitely in terms of his athletic privileges. Specifically in the short term, he will not be traveling with us to Minnesota this weekend.”
UPDATE: Video of Jim Tressel’s press conference about this situation and the Minnesota game available at Bucknuts.