In a new twist to the troubles plaguing the Ohio State Buckeyes, an employment scandal has led to four players not being allowed to take the field this week against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, including Dan Herron and DeVier Posey., who had been scheduled to return this week.
According to OSU Director Of Athletics Gene Smith and via Rivals.com:
"This is an employment violation. The violation involves excessive compensation regarding hours worked and hours paid. This was a rigorous investigation collaborated with the NCAA enforcement staff. The dollar amounts with each student-athlete determines the penalty that will ultimately be levied by the NCAA."
Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas will be eligible to return this week.
The problem this time in essence is that the players were paid excessive wages for summer jobs at Independence Excavating in Independence, Ohio.
Marcus Hall and Melvin Fellows join Herron and Posey in being suspended for the contest against the 'Huskers on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.
The article alluded to on Rivals.com delineated the following:
Etienne Sabino is also included in the suspensions, and was overpaid, allegedly, by 60 dollars.