OSU suspends football player charged with assault

Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has suspended tight end Louis Irizarry after the freshman was charged with three counts of assault.

The charges stem from a fight Monday night in the dorm room of Irizarry’s girlfriend. Police say Irizarry’s assaulted his girlfriend and two other men.

Tressel says, “Louis will not be allowed to travel or compete in any games until the matter has gone through the legal process and been resolved at the university level.”

Irizarry, from Youngstown, saw infrequent action this season as the Buckeye’s third string tight end and on special teams. He was recruited heavily before choosing Ohio State over Miami last winter.