Ex-Ohio State WR Ray Small charged

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Authorities say former Ohio State football player Ray Small has been charged with drug possession in southern Ohio after a traffic stop.

The State Highway Patrol says Small was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for allegedly speeding on Route 33 Sunday.

Meigs County Court officials in Pomeroy say the 24-year-old from Columbus was charged with possession of the narcotic oxycodone. He's accused of having more than 200 oxycodone pills.

Small was released pending a March 15 hearing. His attorney did not immediately return calls Tuesday seeking comment.

The former wide receiver was one of several players involved in a football memorabilia scandal at Ohio State. Small told the school's student newspaper last year that he sold championship rings and other memorabilia for cash and got car deals.