[UPDATE 12:38 p.m.] Jerry Emig, SID for the Ohio State football team, says it's a flu bug, and not food poisoning, and that it's affecting "some admin staffers and some players" but no starters.
Food poisoning is not the issue with the Ohio State team. A flu bug has hit some admin staffers and some players but no starters involved.— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) December 30, 2013
Per Candice Lee, mother of Ohio State freshman linebacker Darron Lee, her son, and as many as seven other Ohio State football players have come down with food poisoning.
@JeffSvoboda he's not the only one..like 8 of them— candice (@candicenbc4) December 30, 2013
Between Noah Spence not making the trip, lingering injuries to Bradley Roby and Curtis Grant, and now this, Orange Bowl week is not exactly off to a hot start for Ohio State.