Ohio State Buckeyes running back Bri’onte Dunn was dismissed by the football team on Monday after a violation of team rules. Turns out it was a little more serious than some may have thought, though, because a report from the Columbus Dispatch says Dunn’s girlfriend called 911 after she alleged the player hit her in the face and choked her.
Sunday afternoon, the woman, crying uncontrollably, called 911 to say: “My boyfriend hit me really bad.”
The woman said that the man struck her in the mouth and then briefly left her apartment on the Northwest Side. She said she left the apartment and came back, and when he saw she had her phone out “he went crazy.” She said he then choked her and left.
“My lip is bleeding and I have a black eye,” the woman said.
The 911 dispatcher sent a Columbus Division of Fire paramedic to the woman’s apartment.
Although a civil protection order was filed by the victim against Dunn, as of Tuesday, according to the Dispatch, no criminal charge had been filed.
Dunn, a senior, was once one of the top-ranked runners in the nation back in 2012, choosing Ohio State over other big-time programs. In his Ohio State career—which included appearing in 26 games with no starts—he rushed for 291 yards and 3 touchdowns.