3 Ohio State Players Suspended For Nebraska Game


UPDATED: Monday October 3, 2011 4:26 PM

Three Ohio State football players will be suspended from the Buckeyes' game at Nebraska on Saturday after they violated an employment rule, athletic director Gene Smith announced Monday.

Running back Daniel "Boom" Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and offensive lineman Marcus Hall will all miss at least the Nebraska game, Smith said.

Smith said that the university self-reported the violations and submitted a request for reinstatement on behalf of each of the three players but it was anticipated that each would sit out the Nebraska game.

According to Smith, the three players, along with Etienne Sabino and Melvin Fellows, relate their overpayment while being employed with companies associated with Robert DiGeromimo, an Ohio State booster.

Sabino was reinstated after he repaid some of the money.  Fellows is not playing this season because of medical issues.

Smith said that DiGeronimo was recently disassociated by the university after several football players received extra benefits surrounding a February charity event.

The players did not register their jobs with the university's compliance office as required, Smith said.

"The university and the NCAA enforcement staff are in the final stages of the resolution in this case, and I anticipate having further information in that regard in the near future," Smith said.

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