NCAA Suspends Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, Five Other Buckeyes For the First Five Games of 2011

Ohio State just announced that QB Terrelle Pryor and four teammates have been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season as a result of “tattoogate.” The other players suspended are RB Dan Herron, OL Mike Adams, WR DeVier Posey, and DL Solomon Thomas. These being some of the most high-profile Buckeyes, one wonders – will they bother to stick around to play half a season, or just bolt to the NFL early?

Ohio State’s early 2011 schedule includes Akron, Toledo, Miami, Colorado and Michigan State. [UPDATE: ESPN’s Joe Schad reports in exchange for tattoos, Pryor sold “sold his Big Ten ring, a sportsmanship award and gold pants award.” Sounds like a guy who may not be sticking around Columbus. Here’s the entire release.]

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