Irizarry is suspended indefinitely by Tressel

Updated: October 29, 2003, 6:13 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State coach Jim Tressel suspended tight end Louis Irizarry on Wednesday, two days after the freshman was arrested on assault charges in a dorm room altercation.

"Louis will not be allowed to travel or compete in any games until this matter has gone through the legal process and been resolved at the university level," Tressel said in a statement.

An Ohio State campus police report said Irizarry was charged with three counts of first-degree misdemeanor assault. Three people sustained minor injuries about midnight Monday in the Park Hall dorm room.

Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger said Irizarry will be required to undergo counseling before being allowed to play.

Irizarry, a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder from Youngstown's Ursuline High School, has seen little action this season for the No. 8 Buckeyes, who play Saturday at Penn State.

He is scheduled to be arraigned next Thursday in Franklin County Municipal Court.

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