There's Only Proof Four Buckeyes Survived Mickey Marotti's St. Valentine's Day Workout

By D.J. Byrnes on February 17, 2017 at 12:17p
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 2017
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Every year, Ohio State strength sensei Mickey Marotti concludes winter workouts with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

An easy Marotti workout is an oxymoron, but players feel a particular dread about the massacre. Here's defensive lineman Bobby Landers on Thursday:

And here's what he retweeted later in the day:

So that's the level of pain induced by Marotti. In 2015, I ran a headline informing the public nobody died at the workout. Unfortunately, I can't write that truthfully at this moment.

Normally by the lunch hour, we have a flood of tweets from players like Landers' above. But as it stands, there is only evidence four Buckeyes survived the grueling workouts.

Freshman quarterback Tate Martell:

Redshirt junior offensive lineman Demetrius Knox, who gave an inside glimpse at the legal disclaimer handed out by Marotti:

Junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon:

And finally, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Branden Bowen: 

Sure, maybe Marotti wore them out to the point where a few flicks of the thumbs weren't worth the energy. He also could've massacred them. Only time will tell, but for now we have to stick to the facts.

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