Ohio State RB Berry charged with assault

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry has been charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct after police say he punched a man in the face then bragged about it.

Franklin County Municipal Court records show the 20-year-old Berry was charged Wednesday in the alleged Oct. 21 attack shortly before 2:30 a.m. in downtown Columbus.

A police report shows a 21-year-old man says Berry punched him with a closed fist after an argument and that a witness was hit as he tried to break up the fight. Another witness says Berry bragged about what he had done. There were no serious injuries.

Arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 1.

Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig says Berry would be suspended from the team pending the case outcome if the university verifies the charges.

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