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Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

Posted on: September 1, 2011 5:10 pm
Edited on: September 1, 2011 5:43 pm
 
Ohio State suspended starting running back/punt returner Jordan Hall and starting cornerback Travis Howard and back-up cornerback Corey Brown for Saturday's game with Akron for receiving impermissible benefits of $300 or less each at a charity event they attended earlier this year.

The Buckeyes already were without RB Dan Herron, WR Devier Posey, OL Mike Adams and DL Solomon Thomas, part of last year's infamous Tattoo Five. Those four plus former QB Terrelle Pryor were allowed to play in last season's Sugar Bowl and had their suspensions delayed until this year. Also, LB Jordan Whiting had been previously suspended for the Akron game.

According to the school Ohio State's actions were "consistent with past practice" and "the university immediately reviewed this information and self-reported the infractions to the NCAA and the Big Ten."

Ohio State has filed for the players' reinstatement for the remainder of the 2011 season, but the university said it also is considering institutional sanctions for these student-athletes.

"We take this matter seriously," Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. "Our commitment to institutional integrity is steadfast, and we must hold everyone associated with our athletics programs accountable for lapses in judgment.  We believe in transparency with the NCAA, all regulatory bodies and all of Buckeye Nation."

The university, which self-reported the violations, said it will have no further comment on the violations.

Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

BEER-- the  caps are used to make a point.    Or, in laymens  terms---so EVEN you can understand ...



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

BUCKUBAD--"pretty sure" youre an idiot.  Better check stats before making statements that arent true.  Ohio State is right in the middle academically with the other schools of the Big Ten (source  US News 2010)  and rated @top 50 in the country.  With our continued excellence in athletics --you and the others have a LONG way to catch up.  With more heismans, national titles in multiple sports  and the MOST  players in THE league --the Buckeyes offer the  best combination of academics and athletics in the conference @ the last 10 years ... although Michigan has  long been  the dominant  player .



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2011 11:03 am
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

THERE ISNT A DECENT CITY IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF OHIO!..LOL your unemployment isnt any better than Michigans.What a joke are auto industry built this nation dont you ever forget it. That state support school you have in Columbus couldnt come close to Michigan. Dam that school of yours sure has its share of low lifes doesnt it but than again thats what you get with state supported schools.Like i always say it sure smells south of Michigan



ohio's unemployment rate around 9% and yours is over 11%. looks like OHIO WINS AGAIN!!! yeah the auto industry was a big part of our economy but thanks to you clowns the motor city we are getting owned by honda and toyota. you can thank ohio for electric power, air planes, halle berry. looks like michigan loses again!! you also gotta love how the US taxpayers had to bail out those lazy bastards from the UAW in detroit!! gotta love what the state of michigan has produced!!! the unibomber,Terry Nichols,Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, Chris "I have no clue how many timeouts with have" Webber, and Tom Selleck! 




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:51 am
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

Hahahahahahaha! This kind of news isn't even news anymore, its expected, its laughable, its THE Ohio State University!  

Just keep on dotting that "i"...what a bunch of clowns 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 10:24 am
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

someone said osu is the dumbest school in the big ten.  i'm pretty sure academically speaking this is true.  maybe illinois could hang with them but its not exactly a wisconsin, michigan or northwestern.  just wanted to point out these kids are dumb to start with for attending osu in the first place so it stands to reason they make all these poor choicesLaughing



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: September 3, 2011 8:15 am
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

THERE ISNT A DECENT CITY IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF OHIO!..LOL your unemployment isnt any better than Michigans.What a joke are auto industry built this nation dont you ever forget it. That state support school you have in Columbus couldnt come close to Michigan. Dam that school of yours sure has its share of low lifes doesnt it but than again thats what you get with state supported schools.Like i always say it sure smells south of Michigan



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2011 7:19 am
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

Have you been to Cleveland lately?????


actually i have been and detroit and flint and both are far worse. i honestly think you can say there are 12 people with jobs in detroit. your team is a joke! your state is a joke! don't worry it's PURE MICHIGAN!  (by far the dumbest commercial i have seen)



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

i got a better idea no bowl gameYell



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Ohio State suspends 3 key players for Akron game

Because they did not steal from the charity.   They were given a gift bag like everyone else at the charity.  But the charity was not open to the public so that is the reason it was a violation.


beer is great
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 7:34 pm
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