NCAA Shortens Ohio State Players’ Suspensions
NCAA Shortens Ohio State Players Suspensions.
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Rumors of the 2011 Ohio State Buckeyes demise may have been reported a touch early. The NCAA is expected to announce in a statement by Friday that the Suspensions of Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, and the other Ohio State football players suspended in ‘tatoo-gate’ will have their suspensions reduced from 5 games to 2 games.
The University had appealed, saying that the punishment far outweighed the crime in this instance, and, according to sources, the NCAA agrees after recieving all of the facts in this matter.
This changes the landscape of the Big Ten drastically for the 2011 season, essentially vaulting the Buckeyes back into the discussion for the National Title; the suspended players will now only miss games against Akron and Toledo, games the Buckeyes would win easily by fielding their third stringers.
Terelle Pryor now also becomes a key component in the 2011 Heisman trophy race; as evidenced by Cam Newton, the voters have no problem anymore ignoring the possibility of violations and focusing on
money results and on field performance.