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10/15/17 - LB Darron Lee, the second-year man out of Ohio State, had the first forced fumble of his career on Sunday against the Patriots.
08/21/17 - LB Darron Lee of the Jets will not face discipline from the NFL for an incident that occurred at a music festival in June. Video appeared to show Lee getting into an argument with his girlfriend before he was restrained and forcibly removed by teammate Leonard Williams, a 6-5, 300-pound defensive lineman. No arrests were made in the incident, which occurred at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York on June 3. Lee, who was the 20th overall pick in 2016, recorded 73 tackles in 13 games as a rookie linebacker last season.
11/11/16 - LB Darron Lee (ankle) will play Sunday after missing three games.
10/19/16 - ILB Darron Lee was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. He was injured in the third quarter Monday in a 28-3 loss to the Cardinals. He did not practice Wednesday, and his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens is unknown.
10/18/16 - ILB Darron Lee (ankle) was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 28-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night. Lee did not return to the game and underwent testing on Tuesday. Head coach Todd Bowles said he would have a better idea Wednesday of Lee's availability for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
09/13/16 - ILB Darron Lee, who was briefly injured against the Bengals but should be fine for Thursday, has to put his sideline-to-sideline skills to good use in order to contain running back LeSean McCoy and tight end Charles Clay on short passes. The Jets' need for a fast, second-level linebacker was on display again against the Bengals, when tight end C.J. Uzomah got wide open for a 54-yard gain and was all alone at the goal line when he couldn't corral an underthrown pass by Andy Dalton.
07/27/16 - LB Darron Lee signed with the New York Jets, leaving only two first-round picks from the 2016 draft unsigned.
Lee, a speedy linebacker from Ohio State, agreed to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option standard for first-round picks.
12/06/15 - 2015 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES)/THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): LB Darron Lee, Ohio State...Second team honors by the coaches also included sophomore linebacker Darron Lee and sophomore cornerback Eli Apple. - Ohio State Football
09/20/15 - For a team that seemed to have two great quarterbacks, Ohio State is now searching for one. Cardale Jones started and threw two interceptions, J.T. Barrett finished and was not much better, but linebacker Darron Lee and Ohio State's defense bailed out the struggling offense and the top-ranked Buckeyes beat Northern Illinois 20-13 on Saturday. For the second straight week neither quarterback was particularly effective against an opponent Ohio State was expected to blow out. So who starts next week? "Good question. And I don't know that right now," coach Urban Meyer said. "I haven't had time to think about it."
Jones went to the bench in the second quarter. Barrett threw a touchdown pass and a pick. Ohio State had five turnovers in all and averaged only 4.5 yards per play, but still managed to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games. "It's discombobulated right now," Meyer said about the offense. Lee made a spectacular interception and returned it for a 41-yard touchdown in the third quarter to make it 20-10. Unlike last week, when the Buckeyes shook free of Hawaii in the second half, they couldn't ditch Northern Illinois (2-1). - AP Sports
05/07/15 - Fueled by a mix of confidence, determination, peanut butter and chocolate milk, Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee is right where he always knew he belonged - even if others weren't so sure. The former high school quarterback who refused to take no for an answer from Urban Meyer needed only two seasons and 35 pounds to develop into one of the best players on a national championship defense. Playing alongside four- and five-star recruits such as defensive end Joey Bosa and safety Vonn Bell, Lee was one of the standouts of the Buckeyes' title run last season. He was third on the team in tackles (81), second in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (7.5), and was defensive MVP of Ohio State's 42-35 semifinal victory against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Lee said he will judge his progress this season not by tackles or sacks, but by how well talented sophomore Raekwon McMillan does taking over as the Buckeyes' starting middle linebacker. "If I'm going to be a leader I've got to make guys around me better," he said. "That's my job. That's my duty. I owe it to those guys. I think that's how my role is now."
At New Albany High School, about 20 miles from Ohio State, Lee did it all. As a junior, he played quarterback, wide receiver and safety and returned kicks before concentrating on quarterback as a senior. "Darron not only wanted to be the best for himself, he also expected and demanded the best out of his teammates," New Albany coach Pat Samanich said. Samanich saw a future for Lee as a dual-threat quarterback. So did Boston College. Duke and Illinois were also interested, but Lee wanted to be a Buckeye. Problem was the Buckeyes did not want him - at least not at first. - AP Sports