Ohio State announced the fall semester suspension of redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson on Monday for a "violation of the student code of conduct."
Shortly thereafter at his weekly press conference, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer vehemently disagreed with the decision, though he did so without clarifying the nature of Gibson's violation.
"It wasn't an athletic or football team (decision). I disagree with it," Meyer told reporters.
Gibson came to Ohio State as a blue-chip dual-threat quarterback in 2015. He switched to wide receiver but failed to see the field last year.
Coming into 2016, he was expected to vie for playing time. That obviously won't happen this year, as it remains unclear if Gibson will weather the storm or seek greener pastures elsewhere.
Offensive coordinator Ed Warinner hopes he sticks around.
"I hope the best for Torrance. He is an awesome young man. We love him," Warinner said. "He’s worked hard here and I hope everything works out where he can someday be a Buckeye again and play for us."