Ohio State football player C.J. Saunders faces no additional legal penalties for his Monday arrest for violation of curfew.
According to online Franklin County Municipal Court records, Judge James P. O’Grady dismissed the misdemeanor charge with credit for time served. Saunders spent Monday night to Tuesday morning in Franklin County Jail. Court records show he also paid $192 in fees.
Saunders was arrested by Columbus Police Department officers at 10:45 p.m. Monday for violating the 10 p.m. curfew. Saunders, a Buckeye team captain who is white, spoke on Tuesday at a “Kneel for Nine” demonstration at the Jesse Owens Plaza outside Ohio Stadium.
Saunders is a former walk-on who earned a scholarship in 2018. He missed the entire 2019 season due to a knee injury and has petitioned the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver granting a sixth year of eligibility.