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Ohio State assistant Brian Hartline addresses last month’s crash

COLUMBUS — Ohio State assistant coach Brian Hartline spoke with the media Tuesday in his first public comments since injuring himself in a utility task vehicle crash last month.

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News Center 7 previously reported Delaware County sheriff’s deputies were called to an injury crash on April 16 around 1:20 a.m. on Perry Road in Liberty Township, according to a Delaware County Sheriff’s incident report.

Hartline and a friend, not associated with Ohio State, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Hartline was driving the UTV at the time of the crash, according to our news partner WBNS in Columbus.

The Buckeyes’ offensive coordinator was asked about the crash Tuesday and said could not say much about the incident.

“All I would say is that in hindsight, I probably would have rather went to bed instead of riding a side-by-side, but that’s about all I’ll say,” said Hartline.

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No charges have been filed, WBNS says.

Hartline joined Ohio State’s coaching staff in 2017.

He was promoted to offensive coordinator in January when Kevin Wilson became the head coach at Tulsa.