The Ohio State Buckeyes just released word that four players will be forced to serve suspensions and miss games. Wide receiver DeVier Posey must sit out five games and repay his benefits. Meanwhile. Marcus Hall, Melvin Fellows, and Daniel Herron will all serve one game suspensions. "I am extremely disappointed with the NCAA's decision regarding DeVier Posey," Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith said. "This penalty is harsh considering the nature of the violation and the five-game suspension already served by this student-athlete."
According to the release, Posey will have to repay a booster $720 for "work not performed." Posey also accepted $100 in golf fees, which the NCAA considers preferential treatment. The other three players, Hall, Fellows, and Herron will also have to repay benefits for work not performed. Hall wil have to pay back $230, while Herron and Fellows will have to pay back $290. The suspensions for Posey and Herron are in addition to the previous five game suspension that each are already serving.
In DeVier Posey's case, this means he will be suspended for 10 of 12 total games during the 2011 season. Posey will get to play one game at home against Penn State and the annual match up with the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
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