AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State's game-breaking return man and wide receiver, and tailback Antonio Pittman will skip their senior season to enter the NFL draft.
"It was the best thing for him," Ted Ginn Sr. told The Plain Dealer on Monday. "Emotionally it's not the best thing for him, but financially it was."
He had said the decision was difficult for his son because he didn't like the way things ended for him at Ohio State. Ginn sprained his foot after returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the Buckeyes' 41-14 loss to Florida in the BCS national championship.
But Ginn's dazzling speed is expected to make him a first-round pick in the NFL draft.
Pittman announced his intention Monday at a news conference at Buchtel High School in Akron.
Last Thursday, another Ohio State junior wide receiver from Cleveland, Anthony Gonzalez, announced that he would give up his final season of eligibility to turn pro.