When you think Ohio State you think Oscar Williams, right? Ok, probably not..yet. The Lima resident has found himself right in the middle of the newest potential scandal involving THE Ohio State University. This time, however, it’s the team up North getting most of the heat.
Unless you have been living under a rock the past few days, this story will not be new to you. But just in case, let’s set the stage:
Ohio State’s 5th Year Senior and starting quarterback, JT Barrett IV, warms up his arm on the sideline as his Buckeyes kick off to rival Michigan to start the November 25th showdown. As Barrett warms up, an unknown individual runs into him aggravating a prior meniscus injury. Barrett proceeds to start the game and play the first half (albeit poorly) with no mention of the pregame incident.
Following a scramble with 6:19 remaining in the 3rd quarter, JT is forced to leave the game with what appears to be a right knee injury. The audience is told that this injury is a reoccurring problem Barrett has had with his meniscus. The Maryland native and backup QB, Dwayne Haskins, enters the game for JT and ultimately leads the Buckeyes to a 31-20 victory, and that’s where the story-line ends…or so we thought.
During the post game conference, Urban Meyer calls for an ‘all out investigation’ to identify the individual who ran into Barrett on the sideline.
This story has been told around the internet since ‘The Game’ Saturday, but what is the truth?
Thanks to a video recorded on the phone of a Limaland resident, Oscar Williams, the controversy has started to gain some traction. While this video doesn’t show the actual incident, it does show Barrett prior to the collision and the immediate reaction following.
Is this a real controversy? Was it intentional? Or is this just an unfortunate accident? We’ll let you decide.
Tuesday, Oscar Williams joined Koza in the Morning FIRST, to explain exactly what he saw.
This is the video taped by Oscar Williams.
Here are the post game reactions and explanations by Urban Meyer and JT.
What’s the truth? For now, Urban Meyer and the rest of Buckeye nation still wait for that answer.