The NCAA determined the eligibility of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller won't be affected following a recent Instagram post which Miller appeared to be endorsing a nutritional product, the school announced Thursday afternoon.
"The NCAA has determined that Braxton Miller’s Instagram post on March 24, 2015, was deemed to be a promotion of a commercial product," the statement said. "The Ohio State University Department of Athletics reported the incident to the NCAA, and the NCAA has reinstated Braxton’s eligibility without any conditions. This was considered a minor violation and the matter is now closed."
On March 24, Miller posted a photo to his Instagram account in which he appeared to be endorsing AdvoCare. It was originally thought the photo could be deemed an NCAA violation, but Thursday's ruling declared it only to be a minor one. Miller won't face any any additional punishment from the NCAA.
Miller missed all of the 2014 season after suffering a shoulder injury in fall camp. He, along with Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett, are battling for Ohio State's starting quarterback job next season.