The Ohio State University has released records that say three football players were suspended for their opening game against Akron for taking $200 at a February charity event in Cleveland. It was the latest in a series of violations by Buckeye players.
Running back Jordan Hall and defensive backs Travis Howard and Corey Brown were supposed to cleared to play against Toledo on Saturday but they have yet to be reinstated.
The NCAA released this statement on it's website on Friday:
Contrary to recent media reports, Ohio State football student-athletes Corey Brown, Jordan Hall and Travis Howard are not cleared to compete in the game on Saturday with Toledo.
The nature and scope of their violations merit a minimum two-game suspension.
In addition, the facts submitted by the university have raised further questions that need to be answered before the reinstatement process is complete.