Here’s the press release from Ohio State, answering an article which appeared in the OSU Lantern, the student paper, yesterday:
Statement by Gene Smith, Ohio State Director of Athletics
“Contrary to reports attributed to me, Ohio State Athletics is not facing any major NCAA violations,” Smith said. “There are several secondary violations being processed by our compliance office. These are similar to those released last week. Again, these are secondary in nature and consistent with our culture of self-reporting even the most minor and inadvertent violations.
“Again, to be clear, the Ohio State football program, its coaches and staff are not facing any violations.”
Without being present in the room, it’s impossible to tell if the error got into the Lantern because they made an error, or because Smith didn’t communicate well with the student paper.
In other news, Gene Smith continues to be Ohio State Director of Athletics and is now also teaching Somehow Surviving a Huge Scandal that Happened Under Your Watch 701. It’s an MBA-level course.