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Ohio State Scandal: Buckeyes Now Face 'Failure To Monitor' Charge

Ohio State has already suspended players, fired Jim Tressel, vacated its 2010 season, placed itself on a two-year probation, forfeited its Sugar Bowl payment, and put itself under further review as a result of the tat scandal that struck Columbus in March. Those were preemptive steps toward hopefully receiving a lighter punishment from the NCAA. 

Already awaiting a final ruling from the NCAA, Ohio State has been slapped with some more charges, centering around a 'failure to monitor' an ex-booster, Robert DiGeronimo, who allegedly provided nearly $2,500 in benefits to several football players: 

"Failure to monitor" is among the most serious allegations the NCAA can bring against a member school.

[... ] the NCAA said the school "failed to take appropriate actions to determine if DiGeronimo continued to employ student-athletes or host them at the charity event despite concerns about his interaction with the football program." 

In addition, the NCAA said Ohio State "failed to educate football student-athletes about DiGeronimo, encourage them to cease interaction with him or inquire about their potential employment with DiGeronimo and attendance at the charity event."

Ohio State's school officials are scheduled to appear before the NCAA infractions committe on December 10 to answer to these new allegations.

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