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Football: Bobcats arrested on Wednesday afternoon
Junior cornerback Larenzo Fisher and redshirt freshman quarterback Greg Windham were arrested on Wednesday.
Fisher, 21, of Washington D.C., was arrested on a warrant charging him with four counts of Trafficking in Drugs, each a fourth degree felony under the Ohio Revised Code. Windham, 20, of Tampa, Fl., was also arrested on a warrant charging him with one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. His charges stem from an alleged sale in April.
Both players are alleged to have sold MDMA, commonly known as Molly.
Fisher, was arrested by the Ohio University Police Department on a warrant issued by the Athens County Court of Common Pleas, and the charges stem from the alleged sales of MDMA in April and May of this year, according to a release from OUPD.
Fisher's warrant resulted from ongoing, joint drug investigations by OUPD, the Athens Police Department, and Athens County Prosecutor Keller J. Blackburn.
The case is currently pending in Athens County Court of Common Pleas, and no further details of the investigation are available at this time, according to the release.
The two were transported to the Athens County Court of Common Pleas for arraignment after they were arrested.
The prison sentence for a fourth degree felony can range from six to 18 months, according to the Ohio Revised Code.
Fisher appeared in every game for the Bobcats last season, making 11 starts as a cornerback, and finished the year with 50 tackles.
Windham redshirted his first year on campus, but was entering his first season of varsity eligibility.
Both players are currently under scholarship.
A statement from Ohio Athletics acknowledged the duo has been arrested and suspended indefinitely for violating team policies. Fisher had already been ruled out for the team's season opener by coach Frank Solich for disciplinary reasons.
The Bobcats are set to begin their season at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, as Ohio will travel to play No. 9 Louisville on ESPN.
Both players have been arraigned and have pleaded not guilty, according to a press release from Judge George P. McCarthy, the Athens County Prosecuting Attorney.
Windham's bond has been set at $2,500 with 10 percent allowed, while Fisher's bond is currently $10,000 with 10 percent allowed.
Windham's jury trial will begin on November 2, 2013, while Fisher's will begin two days later on November 5.