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Alcohol possible factor in ATV crash involving Ohio State assistant Brian Hartline

Deputies are investigating whether alcohol played a factor in an ATV crash that injured Ohio State offensive coordinator Brian Hartline early Sunday morning.

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Delaware County sheriff’s deputies were called to an injury crash early Sunday morning around 1:20 a.m. on Perry Road in Liberty Township, according to a Delaware County Sheriff’s incident report.

The Ohio State Department of Athletics said Sunday in a statement Hartline was driving and suffered injuries on his property early Sunday morning.

He was released from the hospital Monday.

The sheriff’s office is investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to our news partner WBNS in Columbus.

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Hartline took part in Ohio State’s spring football game on Saturday.

The Buckeyes offensive coordinator played college football for Ohio State and seven seasons in the NFL, including with Miami and Cleveland.

Hartline has been on the Ohio State coaching staff since 2017. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in January after Kevin Wilson left to take the head coaching job in Tulsa.