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Former Ohio State FB Player Arrested On Meth Charge

Ohio State football players locking arms before a game.

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07: The Ohio State Buckeyes make their way out onto the field before the AllState BCS National Championship against the Louisiana State University Tigers on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

As the spring game approaches for Ohio State, the football program was dealt troubling news this weekend. On Friday, former Buckeye defensive lineman Michael Hill was booked on a charge of possessing methamphetamine.

Over the course of his career with Ohio State, Hill was considered a role player for Urban Meyer and the coaching staff. He ultimately spent five years at the university.

Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors broke the news about the arrest. The major issue to this story besides possession of drugs is that police believe that Hill had intentions to distribute it.

The bond amount is reportedly coming in at $300,000.

This isn't exactly the first time that Hill is on the wrong side of the headlines. Back in 2017, he didn't participate in the first six games of the season due to suspension.

Prior to failing a drug test with the Buckeyes, Hill had his best season in Columbus. The defensive tackle totaled 21 tackles for the Big Ten powerhouse.

We'll see how this situation develops for Hill, but it's clearly an alarming matter. It could also affect his clothing line that he owns alongside former teammates Tracy Sprinkle, Jalyn Holmes and Tyquan Lewis.