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Ohio State WR latest to succumb to season-ending ACL injury

Verlon Reed, Taikwon Paige AP

Ohio State is already off to a tough start in Big Ten play after losing to Michigan State 10-7 last weekend; a trip to Lincoln Nebraska this Saturday doesn’t sound any easier. With the Buckeyes’ offense struggling, losing any playmakers to injury could be devastating.

Unfortunately for tOSU, that’s the case with second-leading receiver Verlon Reed.

Coach Luke Fickell said Reed tore the ACL in his right knee, and damaged other ligaments as well, during the loss to Michigan State. He is officially done for the year.

Reed has nine catches for 132 yards. The Buckeyes are losing offensive players by the day, it seems, as Ohio State AD Gene Smith announced yesterday that three athletes — running back Boom Herron, receiver DeVier Posey and lineman Marcus Hall — would be suspended for the game against Nebraska for receiving impermissible benefits in the form of excessive wages from a summer job.

Herron and Posey were already suspended the first five games of the season for accepting impermissible benefits.

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5 Responses to “Ohio State WR latest to succumb to season-ending ACL injury”
  1. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 4, 2011 11:34 PM

    Will the bad news stop already. Will the grey clouds leave Columbus? I guess this could be a blessing in disguise for the promising young freshman, He has no one with experience to throw him the ball this year anyways. Stick with Braxton, let him get his reps in and let him make his mistakes.

  2. sinister23 says: Oct 5, 2011 12:25 AM

    @ paulbrown- The buckeyes have been CHEATING for years, all there success is fake! THEY ALWAYS HAVE BEEN OVER RATED!!!!

  3. miguelito65 says: Oct 5, 2011 4:54 AM


    Where does one start with a douche like you? Receiving tattoos and a few bucks from a booster and what not doesn’t even come close to paying a superstar’s daddy tens of thousands of bucks so that same superstar will play at a certain university which I will not name. Nor are such actions equivalent to a sports agent putting another superstar’s parents in a beach house.

    All tOSU hater’s hate tOSU because of the success tOSU has had these past ten years. The losses to Florida and LSU not withstanding. No team in the country has won as many BCS games as tOSU and only one school, Oklahoma, can match tOSU for BCS appearances. And they’re not even close with what, 3 BCS wins? So do us all a favor, crawl back under the rock you currently reside under.

    BTW, your grammar sucks which makes you all the more laughable. It’s “their” not “there” as “there” is used in a completely different context you moron.

  4. phlatulentphreddy says: Oct 5, 2011 9:51 AM

    Looks like the NCAA has taken the wind out of the program’s sails. It would seem that the NCAA is an overzealous watchdog and the punitive damages are being put upon the team; most of the players not having done anything to deserve this censure. The few that took a couple extra bucks working at the car wash – well – if you were working at a carwash and they offered you a couple extra bucks – what would you do Sinister23 – I’m presuming 23 is your age as it appears to be your level of worldly knowledge? Certainly the scandal mentioned in the post above would have more relevance and might show impropriety at a level that suggests a moral terpitude compass gone awry. FWIW

  5. dkhhuey says: Oct 5, 2011 4:23 PM

    Damn it – one less receiver Joe Overthrown has to sail the pass over his head or into the turf 5 yards short.

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