Source: AP / ESPN
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Urban Meyer’s first Ohio State team won’t be bowl-bound.
The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and other penalties on Tuesday for a scandal that involved eight players taking a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia. Tipped to the violations, then-coach Jim Tressel failed to speak up.
The university had previously offered to vacate the 2010 season, return bowl money, go on two years of NCAA probation and use five fewer football scholarships over the next three years.
But the NCAA countered with a bowl ban in Meyer’s first year as head coach in 2012, further reduced the number of scholarships and tacked on a year of probation.
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