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Ohio State’s Noah Spence slapped with multi-game suspension

Noah Spence AP

Not only will Ohio State be without a top member of its defense this postseason, they’ll be without him for the beginning of next season as well.

The Buckeyes announced via a press release Wednesday that Noah Spence has been suspended for three games for violating what was only described as a “Big Ten Conference Rule.”  The defensive end will miss Friday’s Orange Bowl date with Clemson as well as the first two games of the 2014 season — Navy and Virginia Tech.

Spence, who will be permitted to practice with the team during his suspension, will be eligible to return for the Sept. 13, 2014, game against Kent State.

It had been reported over this past weekend that Spence did not fly with the team to Florida as he was “working on some personal issues at home,” head coach Urban Meyer said at the time.  Again, what those issues are have not been detailed by the school.

“Spence’s parents, who did not agree with the rule violation nor the penalty imposed, were assisted by the Ohio State Department of Athletics in exhausting the appeals process that was available to them with the Big Ten,” OSU stated in its release.

Spence currently leads the Buckeye defensive line with eight sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss.  The sophomore was an Academic All-Big Ten selection this season.

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12 Responses to “Ohio State’s Noah Spence slapped with multi-game suspension”
  1. frankgarrett says: Jan 1, 2014 11:12 AM

    Who cares . That Whole School SUCKS

  2. dslproductions says: Jan 1, 2014 11:14 AM

    Horrible news, but I’m happy OSU is immediately dealing with problem instead of trying to hide them like under Tressel.

  3. gborange says: Jan 1, 2014 11:16 AM

    Can’t believe Meyer hasn’t got this taken care of yet. I guess it’s about time for him to retire due to a medical condition, but suddenly reappear as HC somewhere else in couple of years

  4. bigbuckeye76 says: Jan 1, 2014 11:20 AM

    Very original….

  5. dkhhuey says: Jan 1, 2014 11:23 AM

    Hey frank – if you don’t care then why bother reading the story and boring us with your idiotic statements?

    As for the actual content of the article, I very curious as to what this is all about. Noah is a great kid, an Academic All Big Ten honoree and an OSU Scholar Athlete who has done nothing but shine since the day he has been on campus. Big loss for the defense that has had its issues this year… time for others to step up and fill the gap!!!

  6. phillphan says: Jan 1, 2014 1:42 PM

    I betting you are his agent already since you posted his resume. All 3 months of his collegiate career. And suspended for 3 games already. A true buckeye!

  7. 10kmp says: Jan 1, 2014 1:58 PM

    @phillphan:

    “I betting” you’re an idiot. Spence is a sophomore, meaning he has more than a “3 month” career. See, in college, a place I’m certain you’ve never been, one’s first year is referred to as his or her ‘freshman’ year, the second year is one’s ‘sophomore year, the third and forth years are one’s ‘junior’ and ‘senior’ years. What a dope…

  8. normtide says: Jan 1, 2014 2:42 PM

    Today’s parents: don’t punish our kid, it’s not his fault! It’s sad. The fact is tough, if you don’t discipline your child, society will at some point.

  9. phillphan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:01 PM

    @10kmp
    See,in college,which I’m certain you’ve never been, they teach you that forth should have been spelled fourth when using it to describe a number.
    What a dope……

  10. captaincanoe says: Jan 1, 2014 6:45 PM

    What did he do?

  11. powercorrupts2 says: Jan 2, 2014 1:27 AM

    Is he another Urban Meyer criminal?

  12. ohioguy614 says: Jan 2, 2014 11:11 AM

    Really Buckeye haters? You’re going off on this academic all BIG 10 scholar athlete because he made a mistake and he’s being punished now? Quit posting unoriginal stuff, you’re taking seconds off of our lives because we have to read your stupid dribble.

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