Tressel Still Mulling Possible Penalties For Arden
March 5, 2002 at 7:57 PM EST - Updated July 27 at 6:58 PM
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State freshman linebacker Redgie Arden will serve three days in jail and pay a $500 fine after pleading guilty to drunken driving.
Arden must take part in a three-day drug- and alcohol-awareness program after pleading guilty in Ironton Municipal Court on Monday. Ohio State also requires that Arden undergo random drug and alcohol testing and participate in counseling sessions.
The redshirt freshman from Ironton was arrested early Saturday and was charged after his car was pulled over in a traffic stop and his blood-alcohol content tested 0.17. The legal limit in Ohio is 0.10.
Ohio State spokesman Steve Snapp said coach Jim Tressel would make a decision later on whether Arden will face team penalties.
"He's still looking into a few things," Snapp said of Tressel. "He wants more time to think about it."
The Buckeyes are currently in winter conditioning drills. Spring practice begins in one month.
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