Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence, out for the Kent State game and likely others this season for a second failed drug test, sent a text message to the Columbus Dispatch, apologizing to teammates, the staff and fans, and vowing to get healthy:
“I want to apologize to my family, Ohio State’s coaching staff, the Big Ten Conference and Buckeye Nation for the disappointment,” Spence wrote in a text message to The Dispatch. “I will work extremely hard to get healthy and to one day use this unfortunate situation to be a positive role model for others. “Thank you.”
Meanwhile, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting Spence will enter a drug rehab program with the help of the school's medical staff:
Ohio State says suspended DE Noah Spence will soon start drug rehab program w/help of schools medical staff
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 13, 2014
If you're into reading between the lines, Urban Meyer has no plans to boot Spence from the team at this time.