Third-Team QB Antonio Henton Charged With Soliciting A Prostitute

Charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and $1,000 fine

Sept. 25, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State's third-team quarterback Antonio Henton was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

The 20-year-old Henton entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court to the misdemeanor charge. Lara Baker, chief prosecutor in the city's attorney's office, said the soliciting charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and $1,000 fine, but generally results in a small fine.

Henton, a redshirt freshman, was arrested by Columbus police Monday night near campus.

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Henton will not travel to Minnesota for Saturday's game.

"What's most disappointing to me is that our guys know deep down what is expected. And when we err - in other words, a player, a coach or whomever - that's disappointing," Tressel said at a media briefing.

Tressel said he had not yet spoken with Henton, who could not be reached for comment.