Ohio State quarterback Jack Miller reinstated after pleading guilty to minor misdemeanor


Ohio State quarterback Jack Miller, who was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired two weeks ago, has pleaded guilty to an amended minor misdemeanor charge of reckless operation.

According to online records, Miller entered his plea in Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court on Thursday morning and was ordered to pay a $150 fine and $102 in court costs.

Joe Gibson, the chief prosecutor for the Columbus city attorney’s office, said it was going to be difficult to prove the OVI charge after reviewing the evidence. Miller passed a series field sobriety and breathalyzer tests following the traffic stop. He was driving in the University District when Ohio State Highway Patrol officers stopped Miller.

The redshirt freshman’s suspension from the team, which was imposed following his arrest, was lifted later Thursday.

Miller had been the Buckeyes’ third-string quarterback prior to his suspension, behind C.J. Stroud, Kyle McCord.

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In Miller’s two-game absence, freshman Quinn Ewers was elevated to third-string, but he did not take a snap.

Appearing late in four games over September and October, Miller completed seven of 14 passes for 101 yards.

Dispatch reporter John Futty contributed to this report.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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