Ohio State Has Three Football Players Reinstated After Sitting Out 2 Games
Starting running back Jordan Hall, Travis Howard and Corey Brown were declared ineligible by the school for violations of NCAA extra benefit rules after they received envelopes with $200 at a charity event in February. They’ll be eligible to compete once they repay the money to charity, the NCAA said in a press release yesterday.
The players missed games against Akron and Toledo. The 2-0 Buckeyes play at the University of Miami on Sept. 17.
Ohio State is still awaiting the NCAA’s decision on the unrelated suspensions of five football players disciplined for selling or trading uniforms and other memorabilia to the owner of a tattoo parlor. Former quarterback Terrelle Pryor was among them and left to play in the National Football League, while the violations led to Jim Tressel’s resignation as coach.
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