Joe Paterno’s Family Appeals Penn State Sanctions

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Don Van NattaJr., ESPN.com is reporting that the family of Joe Paterno has sent a letter of appeal concerning the NCAA‘s Penn State sanctions. The letter, received by the NCAA on Friday, asks that the sanctions against Penn State and Joe Paterno for covering up the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal be appealed.

A copy of the letter has fallen into the hands of ESPN’s Outside the Lines, a podcast that airs Sunday mornings and is available for download here.

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OSU Buckeyes Will Be Without Best WR, RB vs. Nebraska This Week

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Ohio State A.D. Gene Smith announced today that further violations have been discovered and that three college football players have been declared ineligible for this weekend’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Those players are Marcus Hall, DeVier Posey and Daniel Herron. The university has submitted a request for reinstatement on behalf of each student-athlete, but it is anticipated that each will sit out at least the game this weekend.

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Three Ohio State Buckeyes Reinstated; Three Remain Suspended

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Three Ohio State players: Corey Brown, Jordan Hall and Travis Howard have been reinstated after sitting out two games (both wins) and can play again once they each repay $200 to charity, according to a decision today by the NCAA.

Hall is the team’s starting running back, while Howard is a starting cornerback and Brown a backup safety.

The Buckeyes still remain without running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas until October because of their roles in a scandal that involved selling memorabilia for cash and tattoos.