The alleged victim in the case that led to Storm Klein's dismissal from Ohio State is reportedly the mother of their child.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, which obtained the police report on Monday, the senior linebacker grabbed the woman and hit her head on the front door of his apartment during an altercation on Friday.
Klein was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault, and he pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Saturday. A temporary protection order was issued that keeps him away the unnamed complainant, bars him from using drugs and alcohol and prevents him from possessing a firearm as a condition of his bond.
While his case isn't yet closed in court, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer didn't waste any time handing out a punishment of his own in response to the arrest -- almost immediately dismissing a player who was a 10-game starter a season ago, cutting him loose just hours after the arraignment.
“The charges filed against Storm Klein violate the core values of the Ohio State football program,” Meyer said in a school release on Saturday. “As a result, Storm has been removed from the team. It has been made very clear that this type of charge will result in dismissal.
“If there are any changes in the charges, we will re-evaluate his status.”