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OSU's Noah Spence suspended 3 games
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 11:54 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Ohio State sophomore defensive end Noah Spence has been suspended three games, starting with Friday's Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson, for violating an unspecified Big Ten rule.
The Buckeyes announced the suspension on Wednesday morning and said Spence and his parents did not agree with the ruling by the conference. Ohio State and the Spence family then spent time "exhausting the appeals process that was available to them with the Big Ten," the statement read.
Spence did not travel to Florida with the Buckeyes, and coach Urban Meyer had said Spence was dealing with a personal issue. Spence, an all-Big Ten selection, finished second in the conference with eight sacks and had 14.5 tackles for losses among his 52 total tackles.
Spence will be able to practice with the team in the spring, but he will not be eligible to play until Ohio State's third game of 2014 season, which comes Sept. 13 against Kent State. The Buckeyes' first two games are at Navy and against Virginia Tech at home.
Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.