Report: Big Ten Removes Referee Ted Valentine From Sunday's Ohio State vs. Michigan State Game

By 11W Staff on January 7, 2018 at 10:03 am
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Although Ohio State's game against Michigan State on Sunday afternoon will be on national network television (CBS, 4:30 p.m.), "TV Teddy" won't be there.

According to a report from The Athletic's Seth Davis, Valentine was scheduled to work Sunday's game but was removed from the game by the Big Ten after an incident in the game he officiated Wednesday between North Carolina and Florida State.

Valentine, who earned the "TV Teddy" moniker because of his reputation for theatrics, was widely criticized for his antics in Wednesday night's game, when he turned his back on North Carolina guard Joel Berry as Berry argued for a foul that was not called.

Valentine told Davis that he is considering retirement in wake of the criticism.

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