Lyle, who was reportedly charged Saturday with public intoxication, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct — all misdemeanor crimes — had actually quit the Buckeyes on April 11. On Wednesday night, he tweeted an apology to Evansville, Ind.; the Evansville police; and his family.
— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba13) May 18, 2017
“I hope one day, I’ll be able to be a role model to young kids again,” Lyle wrote in his Twitter apology, before adding, “To everyone I hurt, I want to apologize for my actions again.”
According to a police report acquired by Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern, Lyle was asked to leave Piston’s Bar & Grill after police noted him stumbling and bumping into the crowd. Lyle then allegedly punched the door to the bar, as well a police car while officers stood near it.
All this occurred in Lyle’s hometown of Evansville. According to the report in The Lantern, Lyle posted the $150 bond. However, should Lyle get convicted, he’ll face a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Lyle was set to be a junior for the Buckeyes in the 2017-18 season after playing in 31 games and making 23 starts last season.