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Former Ohio State lineman Downing faces drug charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State starting offensive
lineman T.J. Downing has been charged with drug trafficking, felony
drug abuse and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Franklin County Municipal Court records show that the
24-year-old Downing was arrested in the Columbus suburb of
Grandview Heights on Sunday.

A native of Canton, Downing lettered three years for the
Buckeyes, from 2004 through the 2006 season that ended with a
lopsided loss to Florida in the national championship game.

Downing was not drafted but signed as a free agent with the
Arizona Cardinals in April 2007. He was cut before the season
began.

Online court filings showed his current address in Sunbury, but
did not list an attorney. A home number for Downing couldn't be
found in directories.