Sunday's college football: Police say Ohio State player wounded in shooting
Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was wounded in a weekend shooting in Columbus, police said.
Officers responding to a report of a shooting just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday found blood in the street and one shell casing near the blood, police said.
They said the officers followed a trail of blood to an apartment where the 22-year-old Garrett was found with a “through-and-through” gunshot wound to the cheeks. He was taken to Ohio State University Hospital in stable condition.
Police opened a felony assault investigation. No arrests were immediately announced.
The 6-foot-2, 299-pound senior played in 11 games last year for the Big Ten champions, totaling 10 tackles and 2½ tackles for loss.
A message sent to a team representative seeking comment was not immediately returned.
COVID affects Auburn
Auburn expects to return to practice Monday minus 16 players sidelined after positive COVID-19 tests.
Coach Gus Malzahn said that the Tigers had five positives early in the week and four more after additional testing Thursday. With contact tracing, seven others who had close contact with them face a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“We had two position groups where we did not have enough guys,” Malzahn said. He declined to say which positions.
Malzahn said players didn’t want to attend meetings Thursday after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Players who test positive must stay isolated for 10 days followed by a seven-day reacclimation process.
The Tigers haven’t practiced since Tuesday and canceled a planned scrimmage on Saturday. Malzahn said players will be tested Sundays and Thursdays.
The Tigers are scheduled to open the season on Sept. 26 against Kentucky.