A former Ohio State University running back was in court Monday and was placed on probation Monday for two years for assaulting his then-girlfriend last year.
Bri'onte Dunn, 23, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of assault in Franklin County Municipal Court. He was convicted and sentenced by Judge Eileen Paley.
A misdemeanor count of domestic violence was dismissed as part of the plea. He was ordered to stay away from the victim as a condition of probation.
Dunn, of Alliance, Ohio, was arrested after Brittany Menninger told police that he assaulted her at her Northwest Side apartment on July 17.
Police said that Dunn repeatedly struck Menninger in her head and face.
The next day, OSU football coach Urban Meyer dismissed Dunn from the team.
He was a fifth-year senior who graduated in May and was expected to compete for the starting tailback job.