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

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.