Former Buckeyes linebacker Andrew Katzenmoyer was arrested Friday morning on a warrant charging him with violating a temporary protection order obtained by his ex-wife.
Katzenmoyer, 35, of 859 W. Main St., Westerville, is scheduled to appear in Franklin County Municipal Court on Saturday morning. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Columbus police filed the warrant for Katzenmoyer’s arrest on Thursday. It accuses him of violating a protection order that ex-wife Ashleigh Quint requested on Monday in Franklin County Domestic Relations Court.
According to the complaint, Katzenmoyer went to Quint’s Trabue Road home on Tuesday “to pick up their daughter and filed an interference with custody report with Columbus police while at the property.”
The temporary order included instructions to stay away from Quint and her home. It was in effect until a hearing scheduled for Monday during which Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge Terri Jamison will decide whether to extend the order or make it permanent.
Katzenmoyer is being held at the Franklin County jail.
Katzenmoyer played for the Buckeyes beginning in 1996. He left Ohio State University for the NFL after his junior season. He was chosen in the first round of the 1999 draft and played for the New England Patriots, but was sidelined by a neck injury halfway through the 2000 season. The Patriots released him at the start of the 2002 season.
Katzenmoyer owns Katzenmoyer Performance gym and training business in Westerville. Records show he and Quint married in Delaware County in 2007. Quint filed for divorce in 2010.
By Theodore Decker - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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