The Ohio State Buckeyes knew they already had a pretty confusing picture at the running back position going into the 2016 season. It got a little less muddled on Monday when fifth-year senior Bri’Onte Dunn was dismissed from the team.
Dunn, who served as depth chart fodder for the Buckeyes the last few seasons, was in the middle of a battle with Mike Weber and Curtis Samuel for the starting spot this year. Head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement that he had been dismissed due to an unspecified violation of team rules.
“Bri’onte Dunn has been dismissed from the Ohio State football program for a violation of team rules,” Meyer said on Monday.
Despite the initial reports being an unspecified violation of team rules, Jordan Strack of WTOL 11 in Toledo reported that sources told him Dunn’s dismissal came after he had an altercation with a female.
Bri’Onte Dunn was a four-star member of the Buckeyes’ 2012 recruiting class, committing to former head coach Jim Tressel. He recorded 291 rushing yards and three touchdowns across three seasons with the team.