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Meyer to consider reinstating LB Klein

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Senior middle linebacker Storm Klein requested reinstatement to the Ohio State football team after agreeing to a plea deal that reduced a domestic violence charge to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Klein was dismissed from the Ohio State football team after he was charged with "violently and purposely" grabbing the mother of his child by the forearms and throwing her into their apartment door. Coach Urban Meyer immediately dismissed Klein from the team but said he could review Klein's status if charges were dropped.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Klein's attorney said the alleged victim recanted the accusation and said that Klein did not strike or harm her.

The case had been scheduled for trial Sept. 24, but going to trial would have reduced Klein's chances of playing this season.

Meyer and Klein spoke this week and a ruling on Klein's status could come by the weekend.

Klein started 10 games last season. He's likely to be a backup if he returns to the team based on the spring performance of sophomore Curtis Grant, a top-10 recruit and one of the stars of Meyer's first spring in Columbus.

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