5 Ohio State football players suspended

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  1. stealthycat

    stealthycat Elite Member<br>2015-16 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/23/5-ohio-state-football-players-suspended/?hpt=T1&iref=BN1


    Five student-athletes on The Ohio State University football team have been suspended for NCAA violations, the school said Thursday in a press release.

    Mike Adams, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor (pictured above) and Solomon Thomas will miss the first five games of the 2011 season and must repay money and benefits, the school said.
    A sixth player, Jordan Whiting, must sit out the first game, the NCAA determined.

    “These are significant penalties based on findings and information provided by the university,” said Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs.
     
  2. stealthycat

    stealthycat Elite Member<br>2015-16 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five Ohio State football players, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting improper benefits, the NCAA ruled Thursday.
    A sixth football player must sit out the first game in 2011 for receiving discounted services in violation of NCAA rules.
    All of the players be eligible for the Jan. 4 Allstate Sugar Bowl, however.
    Five players were found to have sold awards, gifts and university apparel, plus receive improper benefits in 2009. In addition to missing five games next season, Pryor, Mike Adams, Daniel Herron, Devier Posey and Solomon Thomas must repay money and benefits ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,500. The repayments must be made to a charity.
    Jordan Whiting must sit out the first game next year and pay $150 to a charity for the value of services that were discounted because of his status as a student-athlete.
    Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said the school will appeal the suspensions.
    "While we believe sanctions should be rendered, we do believe they are severe," he said Thursday at a news conference. "We do believe we can give mitigating circumstances for the NCAA to consider."

    The NCAA announced the suspensions Thursday, shortly before Smith and head coach Jim Tressel were to meet with reporters to discuss the university's investigation of players trading autographs for tattoos.
    Pryor is the team's star, while Herron is the leading rusher and Posey is the second-leading receiver. Adams is a starter at left tackle and Thomas a top sub on the defensive line.
    Pryor must repay $2,500 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring, a 2009 Fiesta Bowl sportsmanship award and his 2008 Gold Pants, a gift from the university.
    Herron must repay $1,150 for selling his football jersey, pants and shoes for $1,000 and receiving discounted services worth $150.
    Posey must repay $1,250 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring for $1,200 and receiving discounted services worth $50.
    Adams must repay $1,000 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring.
    Thomas must repay $1,505 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring for $1,000, his 2008 Gold Pants for $350 and receiving discounted services worth $155.
    "These are significant penalties based on findings and information provided by the university," Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs, said in a statement released by the NCAA.

    The players are eligible for the bowl game because the NCAA determined they did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred, Lennon said.
    "We were not as explicit with our student-athlete education as we should have been in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years regarding the sale of apparel, awards and gifts issued by the athletics department," Smith said in a statement. "We began to significantly improve our education in November of 2009 to address these issues. After going through this experience, we will further enhance our education for all our student-athletes as we move forward."
    "We as coaches feel the buck stops here," Tressel said at the news conference. "We're the ones who need to make things even more crystal clear."
    Pryor, Herron and Posey are all eligible for the NFL draft in 2011.
    Ohio State has been investigating allegations that several football players traded autographs for tattoos. Rumors first surfaced last Saturday. Athletic department officials, including Smith and Ohio State's compliance director had refrained from addressing the allegations.
    On Twitter on Wednesday night, Pryor posted, "I paid for my tattoos. GoBucks"
    Pryor's high school coach, Ray Reitz, told ESPN's Joe Schad that said Pryor sold items because "he wanted to help his mother."
    "It was about family," Reitz said. "Sometimes when you're young you don't realize the ramifications."
     

  3. stealthycat

    stealthycat Elite Member<br>2015-16 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

    Pryor is the team's star, while Herron is the leading rusher and Posey is the second-leading receiver. Adams is a starter at left tackle and Thomas a top sub on the defensive line.
     
  4. browning_gold_12

    browning_gold_12 Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>Trail Cameras<br>'07

    if they aint eligible til after the fifth game, they ort not be eligible between now and then!!
     
  5. mwmwbm

    mwmwbm Well-Known Member

    I am glad they will be playing in the sugar bowl. I dont want any excuses when they are 0-10 against the SEC
     
  6. Christophe

    Christophe New Member

    right on! You always want to beat the best. No excuses or easy wins
     
  7. y hunt

    y hunt Super Moderator Staff Member

    +1
     
  8. 4hunting

    4hunting Well-Known Member



    X2, bring em on full force. Don't want no * beside this BCS win!:clap:
     
  9. HANDGUNNER

    HANDGUNNER Well-Known Member

    I heard that...but you can bet your sweet arse if it was Arkansas players violating the rules..they wouldn't be playing in the bowl game!!!!!

    I also agree with BG12.....if they aren't eligible for the first games of next season, they dang well should not be eligible to play in the Sugar Bowl !!!!!!

    Goes to show that the BCS is only concerned with catering to the Big Money Schools!!!
     
  10. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

    I have mixed emotions about them playing in the Sugar Bowl. The reasons they are letting them play are because it's Ohio State and too much money involved in the Sugar Bowl. It's very odd that they are eligible for the bowl but not next year's first five games. However, I also don't want them to have any excuses when we smoke them in New Orleans! Go hogs! Woo Pig Sooie!
     
  11. paxcolt

    paxcolt Well-Known Member

    x3!!
     
  12. TMHC

    TMHC Well-Known Member

    x4...but

    I wonder how often the announcers will bring these infractions up when they are profiling these players during the sugar bowl. Bet they don't mention it much.
     
  13. AirForceHawg

    AirForceHawg Well-Known Member

    Adequate rules education? What a load of BS. It's simple... Don't sell anything we give you.

    Sounds like THE Ohio State is throwing a pity party for their thugs.
     
  14. browning_gold_12

    browning_gold_12 Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>Trail Cameras<br>'07

    i dont want an * either, but rules are rules, except when it benefits the SEC/NCAA to overlook them. like Auburn being in the NC. Its all about the money. Fine example they are setting for them boys huh? Punish them for trying to make some money, by letting them make more money for ther NCAA by participating in the bowl game. :banghead:
     
  15. thelineman

    thelineman Well-Known Member

    . you said a mouthful there
     
  16. ksf04001

    ksf04001 Well-Known Member

    A couple of them wont learn a thing, they can either a) sit out the first 5 games or b) enter the draft and make millions. Thats a really tough call!
     
  17. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    NCAA's can of worms keeps getting bigger & bigger. At some point this "I didn't know" logic is going to bite them on both cheeks.

    As someone pointed out earlier, if some these guys don't come back next year (which is likely), there is no penalty at all, to either the players or the program.

    Like the rest of you, I don't want us to play a lessened team, but the degree the NCAA is letting the power schools off the hook smacks of prostitution.
     
  18. D33RHUNT3R

    D33RHUNT3R Well-Known Member

    = they dont get punished at all and everyone walks away scott free..... thats the BS of it..

    I agree We want to beat them with their best But this ruling is just wrong..and I also agree if this had been our guys they would be sitting out the sugar bowl..
     
  19. odocoi

    odocoi Well-Known Member

    This just made the decision to enter the draft easier on them. Who, in thier right mind, would come back next year and lose five games worth of stats? :banghead:
     
  20. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

    If the NFL has a lockout, it may be a tough call for them all. I hope they do, maybe Mallett would stay another year!