Ohio State University released a supplemental notice of allegations (NOA) received from the NCAA on Thursday outlining their findings related to OSU booster Robert "Bobby" DiGeronimo. That notice includes a notification of a possible Failure to Monitor charge, which could result in futher punishment against the football program.
DiGeronimo is said to have paid nine active players a total of $2,405 in improper benefits. Specifically, DiGeronimo paid five athletes a combined total of $1,605 for work not performed at Independence Excavating and he paid four athletes a combined total of $800 for attending his Cornerstone of Hope charity event.
Ohio State has already agreed to forfeit five scholarships over a three year period. The school's official response to the allegations and report can be read here (PDF).
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the NCAA believes that the violations were a result of an overall institutional problem, as opposed to the infractions of a single violator, hence the timing of the charge.
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