Ohio St. Buckeyes booster Robert "Bobby" DiGeronimo is claiming some sort of responsibility for the $200 payments that led to Jordan Hall, Travis Howard and Corey Brown missing the first two games of the season. According to the Columbus Dispatch's Randy Ludlow, DiGeronimo says his son-in-law was running the Cornerstone of Hope fundraiser at which the three players were handed envelopes of cash by former quarterback Terrelle Pryor ...
Hold up, Terrelle Pryor didn't know better? Is Roger Goodell going to tack on two games to that suspension? This part seems like it should be a bigger deal.
... DiGeronimo says the money had been meant to serve as travel compensation. What he doesn't say is exactly what role he had in the money arriving to the players. He's careful to distance the episode from the charity itself, and doesn't say he provided it.
To make a long story short, three Ohio State players were suspended for two games, and a booster is taking responsibility despite having no idea what happened.
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