The three Ohio State Buckeye football players suspended for the season opener against Akron have not yet been reinstated by the NCAA, the school announced Friday in a statement.
This was unexpected, as the announcement comes just days after head coach Luke Fickell indicated that junior running back Jordan Hall, junior defensive back Travis Howard and sophomore defensive back Corey Brown would be available to play this Saturday.
The three Ohio State University football players suspended for last week's game have not been reinstated by the NCAA and will not participate in the game Saturday against the University of Toledo. The university continues to work with the NCAA on the reinstatement process and is hopeful that the student-athletes will be reinstated soon. The university will have no further comment.
Hall, Howard and Brown were found guilty of two violations -- attending a charity event without written permission from the school, and accepting $200 apiece while attending the event. Ohio State self-reported the violations to the NCAA on August 31.
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