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08:04 AM ET 08.29 | Third-string quarterback Antonio Henton missed seven games last season while waiting for his case to play out following an arrest for soliciting a prostitute. Defensive tackle Doug Worthington, a major contributor on the defensive line, will play against Youngstown State on Saturday following a July DUI arrest, though his case was continued Monday and his pretrial hearing won't occur until Oct. 1. The athletic department policy at No. 1 Georgia, for instance, calls for a suspension for 10 percent of the season for first-time alcohol offenses. Under Ohio State's athletic department policy, mandatory two-game suspensions for drug and alcohol violations occur only with second offenses. (Defensive backs Donald Washington and Jamario O'Neal are serving two-game suspensions for unspecified violations of team rules.) The decisions in the cases of Worthington and Henton (a criminal offense not related to alcohol) were left to coach Jim Tressel, and different players and different circumstances led to different disciplines. This despite the fact that a DUI might be viewed as a potentially more dangerous offense than solicitation.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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