DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State and Chicago Bears offensive lineman has been charged with felony assault of a police officer.
Charges against 33-year-old Kirk Barton were filed Monday after his arrest outside the Bogey Bar & Grill in Dublin.
Police say Barton was at the bar Friday when management asked deputies to remove him because the 6-foot-6-inch man was intoxicated, stumbling and knocking people over.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s office says deputies escorted Barton to a taxi van without incident, but he couldn’t provide his address.
Police retrieved his license, and officers and the taxi driver were trying to determine the address when police say Barton slammed the van’s sliding door on a deputy’s arm. It is unclear whether the deputy suffered any injuries.
The Bears drafted Barton in the seventh round in 2008.