A former Ohio State football star was arrested and tased over the weekend for an alleged assault on a police officer, according to multiple reports.
Kirk Barton, a former All-American offensive lineman for the Buckeyes, was reportedly kicked out of a bar in Dublin, Ohio on Friday. Police were then called when the former OSU standout had an issue inside a cab.
Body cam video has surfaced, appearing to show an intoxicated Barton attempting to slam the door shut on an officer.
He is reportedly being charged with felonious assault of an officer and resisting arrest.
Video can be seen below:
The driver asked for his license, and Barton handed a credit card to the driver. The deputy attempted to help Barton retrieve his driver’s license from his wallet when Barton handed his driver’s license to the taxi driver.
At that point, according to deputies, the taxi driver handed the license to the deputy and asked him to read the small print/address to him — when Barton took ahold of the van door and slammed it into a deputy’s arm, nearly knocking him over.
At that time according to body cam video worn by deputies, Barton, who can be seen in the back of a taxi, is asked to get out, but doesn’t comply with the order of the deputies. He is warned he will be tased, and after being asked several times, to exit, the tasers are deployed and he is put in cuffs shortly thereafter.
Barton played for Ohio State from 2004-07. He later served as a graduate assistant for the program for two seasons.