TMZ- During the stop, the officer says he could smell booze on Barrett's breath -- though J.T. insists he had NOTHING to drink that night.
Barrett is given several field sobriety tests -- and does fairly well -- but the cop is not convinced he's 100% sober and arrests him.
That's when Barrett plays the "don't you know who I am?" card ... saying, "I'm the quarterback of Ohio State ... officer, there's nothing you can do?"
The officer responds, "My intention is to not take you to jail. That's about the best I can do for you."
Fine, I'll say it. I support J.T. Barrett, and you should too. No, we shouldn't support him getting behind the wheel of a car after partaking in the consumption of an undivulged amount of alcohol. Drinking and driving is indefensible, and while most of us have done it to varying degrees it's something that we all wish we hadn't.
What we should support, however, is J.T. Barrett's right to use everything in his power to get out of the ticket, and arrest, that he so rightfully deserved. You want to tell me it's wrong of him to try to use his status as the starting quarterback of THEE Ohio State Buckeyes to his advantage? Okay, that's fine, but first hand over all your PBA cards. Ladies, take back all those crocodile tears that you have used to save yourself a fairly substantial fine. Guys, stop name dropping every police officer from the far extended branches of our family tree. We all, when put between a rock and a hard place, look for the easiest way out. If you are mad at J.T. Barrett for pulling the 'star card', then all you are really mad at is yourself for not being famous enough to do the same.
I'll throw 6 shades of shit at the wall to get out of a parking ticket while it's being written, I can't even imagine how deep in the crock I would go to try to avoid a DUI. As long as we are talking about flinging feces then there is no bigger, wetter turd to toss than "I play quarterback for the #1 college football team in the country". If that doesn't stick, nothing will. You should be upset with J.T. Barrett for endangering the lives of others, but you shouldn't be upset with him because his 'Get Out Of Jail Free' card is exponentially more valuable than yours.
Once Barrett sits in the backseat of the cruiser, he begins to scream obscenities to himself ... "F**K!!! F**K!!!"
Maybe it wasn't in the back of a squad car, but we have all had this moment.