Ohio St. LB Klein dismissed following charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer has dismissed Storm Klein from the football team following the linebacker's arrest on domestic violence and assault charges.

Meyer said in a statement Saturday that the charges "violate the core values of the Ohio State Football Program."

Klein pleaded not guilty to the charges after being arrested by Columbus police on Friday.

The senior who started 10 games last year was told to stay away from the person who filed a complaint against him.

A message seeking comment was left Saturday.

Klein is one of several linebackers vying for a starting job with the Buckeyes.

Two other expected starters for Meyer's first Ohio State team were suspended in June after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business.