Skeete redshirted last season

Updated: May 11, 2005, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State kicker Jonathan Skeete was suspended from the team indefinitely after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly trafficking marijuana.

Skeete was arrested early Wednesday by university police. He remains in a Franklin County jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning, said sheriff's Deputy Stephen Mayer.

The school provided no other details about the arrest.

Skeete's status on the team will be evaluated once the legal process is over, Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel said.

Skeete was redshirted in 2004. He was not expected to be the Buckeye's No. 1 kicker this year -- Josh Huston, a sixth-year senior, likely will fill that role.

Skeete converted two field goals in Ohio State's annual spring scrimmage last month but missed an extra point.


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