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Ohio State giving up Sugar Bowl pay

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) -

Ohio State University's hearing before the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions wrapped up Friday with the college facing more punishment. 

The committee could still take another three months to decide whether "O" State will face additional penalties but in the meantime, the University announced a new self – enforced penalty which states that the Buckeyes will forfeit their $338,811 share of the Big Ten payment for playing in the Sugar Bowl.

In addition to forfeiting its share, OSU has already vacated the 2010 season and Sugar Bowl victory and a two-year NCAA probationary term.

After the meeting former OSU football coach Jim Tressel once again apologized to Buckeye Nation.

The fallout stems from former star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and other teammates trading OSU sports memorabilia for free tattoos. Tressel admitted to knowing of their actions and did not report it.

OSU opens the 2011 season on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium against the Akron Zips.

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