As first speculated here last week, DeVier Posey's Ohio State senior season at Ohio State is nearly over before it began. On top of the five games he was suspended for earlier in the season, the wide receiver must now sit an extra five games, leaving just the home game at Penn State and a trip to Michigan along with any bowl the team might make, along with repaying his benefits for extra pay received over the last two summers.
Running back Boom Herron, defensive linemen Melvin Fellows and offensive lineman Marcus Hall must all sit out the Nebraska game as a result of the similar, though lesser, infractions.
In a statement, Gene Smith indicated his disagreement with the penalty:
"I am extremely disappointed with the NCAA’s decision regarding Devier Posey. This penalty is harsh considering the nature of the violation and the five game suspension already served by this student athlete."
And there's your gray box pain for the day.