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

By D.J. Byrnes on February 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 2017

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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