Third Buckeye in two weeks to face criminal charges

Updated: May 23, 2005, 1:25 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State defensive lineman Tim Schafer was charged with disorderly conduct for fighting with a man outside a bar.

Schafer is the third Buckeye to face criminal charges in less than two weeks.

Police reports said Schafer, who started five games as an offensive lineman last season, was fighting with another man early Saturday morning. Police said both men were bloody, had bite marks and smelled of alcohol.

Schafer played in 11 of 12 games last year at right tackle. He switched to defense this spring.

A statement on Schafer's status with the team will be issued later in the week, an athletic department spokesman said.

Ohio State kicker Jonathan Skeete was charged May 11 with marijuana trafficking, and running back Erik Haw was charged with marijuana possession.

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