Klein attorney files for case dismissal

August, 8, 2012
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Legal representatives for Storm Klein are seeking to have the charges dismissed against the former Ohio State linebacker.

According to court documents, Klein's primary attorney, Phil Templeton, filed a motion in Franklin County Municipal Court on Wednesday.

The senior was kicked off the team by new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer shortly after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault on July 6 after an incident with a woman who has a child with Klein.

The court issued a temporary protection keeping Klein away from the alleged victim and the child, but that was altered Wednesday to allow him to see his daughter. The mother is still protected, and Klein continues to be barred from the use of drugs and alcohol, he cannot possess a firearm and can't commit any additional acts of violence as part of his bond.

Klein's court date is scheduled for Aug. 20.

Meyer has twice indicated that the door remains open for the linebacker to return to the team depending on his legal situation, though he has repeatedly stressed that the nature of the alleged incident is one of the worst transgressions in the core values he has established with the program.

"Storm has a good reputation, good grades, good student, good guy," Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days two weeks ago. "He made a severe violation, and from Day One, my first meeting was very clear about what we expect. It’s non-negotiable, and he knew it, he understood it.

"However, if it all changes, we’ll re-evaluate it."

Austin Ward | email

Ohio State/Big Ten reporter

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