OSU Buckeyes WR Devier Posey Must Sit Another 5 Games

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As bad as things have been for the Ohio State Buckeyes offense this season, they’re probably not getting better any time soon. Possibly the most important on-the-field member of the Tattoo five, their best receiver by far, Devier Posey isn’t coming back until he serves another five game suspension.

This statement from Ohio St. AD Gene Smith says it all about what they’re feeling in Columbus.

“I am extremely disappointed with the NCAA’s decision regarding Devier Posey. This penalty is harsh considering the nature of the violation and the five game suspension already served by this student athlete.”

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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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Ohio State Suspensions Piling Up, More Negative Football Publicity

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The turbulent, disappointing offseason for The Ohio State University football team is not over just yet. In another blow to the Buckeyes, linebacker Dorian Bell has been suspended for the entirety of the 2011 season.

Bell’s suspension is not linked with the suspensions of five premiere players, including Terrelle Pryor, Devier Posey, and Dan Herron. Bell’s infraction is not connected to the lies of Coach Jim Tressel. Bell, who missed the 2011 Sugar Bowl as part of a 2-game suspension, will sit out all of 2011 for violating a team rule multiple times.

Bell’s suspension will continue to provide trouble to the OSU depth chart.

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Ohio State Calls Emergency Press Conference, Tressel’s Job in Jeopardy?

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E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University president, Gene Smith, vice president and director of athletics, and Jim Tressel, head football coach, will address the media at the Jack Nicklaus Museum tonight at 7 PM ET.

The availability will be streamed live on www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

What is this about? Obviously, it’s about whether Tressel had any advance knowledge of the infractions (and possibly covered them up) before the NCAA suspended Terrelle Pryor, Boom Herron, and Devier Posey for five games in the 2011 season.

Things don’t look good in Columbus, and it all stems from a Yahoo report questioning what Tressel knew and when did he know it.ji

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Did Ohio State’s Jim Tressel Have Advance Knowledge of Infractions?

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Shortly before college football’s Sugar Bowl, Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel’s program was rocked with scandal. His star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, wide receiver Devier Posey and running back Boom Herron, among others were reprimanded for selling their awards, memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. As you know, they’ll be suspended for about the first half of 2011.

Yahoo! Sports released an investigative report Monday claiming the Buckeyes head football coach knew his players were selling memorabilia for cash eight months before they were suspended by the NCAA for five games in the 2011 season.

With the college basketball team about to start March Madness as the nation’s #1 overall seed, maybe the timing here is perfect?

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Terrelle Pryor, Devier Posey, Boom Herron Suspended for Half the 2011 Season

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It was just announced today that five college football players from The Ohio State University must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel and receiving improper benefits in 2009. Yes,the Buckeyes will indeed be without some of their key players for one game less than half the year.

A sixth football player must sit out the first game in 2011 for receiving discounted services in violation of NCAA rules.

In addition to missing OSU’s first contests of 2011, Mike Adams, Daniel “Boom” Herron, Devier Posey, Terrelle Pryor 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.

The Draconian harshness of the ruling, when compared against the Cam Newton situation, which resulted in no infraction, will no doubt inspire of legions of Buckeye fans to cry foul and accuse the NCAA of hypocrisy.

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