Henton arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute

Updated: September 25, 2007, 1:37 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State's third-team quarterback Antonio Henton was arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute.

The 20-year-old Henton entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court to the misdemeanor charge. Lara Baker, chief prosecutor in the city's attorney's office, said the soliciting charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and $1,000 fine, but generally results in a small fine.

Henton, a redshirt freshman, was arrested by Columbus police Monday night near campus.

Ohio State said in a statement that Henton will not travel to Minnesota for Saturday's game.

"What's most disappointing to me is that our guys know deep down what is expected. And when we err -- in other words, a player, a coach or whomever -- that's disappointing," Tressel said at a media briefing.

Tressel said he had not yet spoken with Henton, who could not be reached for comment.


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