A temporary protection order filed against former Buckeyes linebacker Andrew Katzenmoyer by his ex-wife has been dismissed at her request.
Ashleigh Quint obtained the protection order on March 25, two days after she said that Katzenmoyer grabbed her arm in a department store at Easton during a confrontation over his visitation schedule with the couple’s 4-year-old daughter.
The order was issued by Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge Terri Jamison, who heard testimony from Quint on Monday at a hearing about whether the order should be extended or made permanent.
Testimony was to resume yesterday, but Quint asked for a dismissal, according to an entry signed by the judge.
“I think the way this has been resolved is in everybody’s best interests,” said Katzenmoyer’s attorney, Blythe Bethel.
Katzenmoyer, 35, of W. Main Street in Westerville, still faces a misdemeanor charge that he violated the protection order by visiting Quint’s Trabue Road home on March 26. A pretrial is scheduled for May 6 in Franklin County Municipal Court.
According to testimony in the Domestic Relations hearing, Quint wasn’t home when Katzenmoyer showed up at her house to pick up their daughter. He was arrested after filing an interference-with-custody report with police.
Katzenmoyer and Quint were married in Delaware County in 2007. Quint filed for divorce there in 2010. She requested a temporary protection order against him in Franklin County on Dec. 3, but withdrew the request four days later, court records show.
Katzenmoyer played football for Ohio State beginning in 1996 and was a first-round NFL draft pick after his junior season. His professional career was cut short by a neck injury during his rookie year.
By John Futty - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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