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Columbus Cop, Also A Michigan Fan, Reportedly Bragged About J.T. Barrett's Citation To OSU Fans

The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is alive and well, folks. 

Early Saturday morning, as you're probably well-aware at this point, Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett was cited by the Columbus Police Department for operating a motor vehicle while impaired, leading to his suspension from the team for one game. Apparently, at least one member of the police force was excited to hear the news and felt the need to share it.

According to a Columbus resident who goes by Derek Holt, one CPD police officer, a self-proclaimed Michigan fan, was "bragging" about the fact that Barrett had been caught. Holt, who, with a friend, was pulled over (but let go) some time before 3:30 AM, claims the officer asked him if they were Buckeyes fans before telling them the news.

">@Diana_Sue I got pulled over tonight and the cop told me it happened around 300-330. Unless the Columbus cop lied to me

— Derek Forreal (@TheChef3451)

@Diana_Sue I got pulled over tonight and the cop told me it happened around 300-330. Unless the Columbus cop lied to me

— Derek Forreal (@TheChef3451) October 31, 2015

">October 31, 2015 

">@TheChef3451 Derek do you have details on what the cops told you? It's a little odd that they would boast about arresting an OSU player...

— College Spun (@CollegeSpun) October 31, 2015

">@CollegeSpun the cop pulled me over on the hilltop. He asked if my friends and I were buckeye fans. We said yes and he says "ya know Jt

— Derek Forreal (@TheChef3451)

@CollegeSpun the cop pulled me over on the hilltop. He asked if my friends and I were buckeye fans. We said yes and he says "ya know Jt

— Derek Forreal (@TheChef3451) October 31, 2015

">October 31, 2015

">@CollegeSpun " got a DUI tonight right?" Then he said he was a Wolverine fan lol so that's why he was bragging.

— Derek Forreal (@TheChef3451)

@CollegeSpun " got a DUI tonight right?" Then he said he was a Wolverine fan lol so that's why he was bragging.

— Derek Forreal (@TheChef3451) October 31, 2015

">October 31, 2015

Holt added that the officer reportedly said "Go Blue!" as he walked away.

Given the fact that Barrett's transgression ultimately resulted in a citation instead of an arrest, we're not sure of the legality of what's being alleged here. College football fans - is this fair or foul?