Gene Smith Clarifies Statements to Lantern

By 11W Staff on May 24, 2012 at 9:23a
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After making some comments in a Lantern article from late last night that that took fans aback a bit, Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith clarifies those statements this morning:

“Contrary to reports attributed to me, Ohio State Athletics is not facing any major NCAA violations,” Smith said. “There are several secondary violations being processed by our compliance office. These are similar to those released last week. Again, these are secondary in nature and consistent with our culture of self-reporting even the most minor and inadvertent violations.

“Again, to be clear, the Ohio State football program, its coaches and staff are not facing any violations.”“Contrary to reports attributed to me, Ohio State Athletics is not facing any major NCAA violations,” Smith said. “There are several secondary violations being processed by our compliance office. These are similar to those released last week. Again, these are secondary in nature and consistent with our culture of self-reporting even the most minor and inadvertent violations.

“Again, to be clear, the Ohio State football program, its coaches and staff are not facing any violations.”

Let's just hope this time Gene is right and that the football program is not facing any violations.

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