With the Miami game looming, the Ohio State football team received good news from the NCAA today with the reinstatement of three suspended players -- starting running back Jordan Hall, starting cornerback Travis Howard and backup safety Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown.
The three players were suspended in one of the most blatant examples of “bad-timing” when they received improper benefits for attending a charity event in Cleveland earlier this year. This took place during the media scrutiny Ohio State received for that whole Tat-Gate thing you may have heard about. After receiving $200 for attending the event, Hall, Howard and Brown were suspended for the first two regular season games against Akron and Toledo.
The three players will have to repay the $200 they received before they can play, and if you’re an Ohio State booster who is looking to lend these guys some cash while they’re in a tight spot, please go away forever.
Meanwhile, Miami fans react.