Ohio State vacating Sugar Bowl win, other 2010 victories

Ohio State vacating Sugar Bowl win, other 2010 victories

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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2008 file photo, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs against the Troy defense during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the negotiating rights to Pryor and have spoken to him about bringing him to the Canadian Football League. Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman told The Associated Press on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, that the team has talked to Pryor's lawyer, James who told the Roughriders that Pryor would need until next week to consider the situation. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

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Posted on July 8, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 8 at 5:04 PM

By RUSTY MILLER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS  / Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State says it's vacating its wins from the 2010 football season, including the Buckeyes' victory over Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.

Responding to NCAA allegations over a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost former coach Jim Tressel his job, Ohio State says Friday it also is waiving a $250,000 fine it had imposed on Tressel and changing his resignation to a retirement. Through the school, the ex-Buckeyes coach says that he is taking responsibility for the NCAA inquiry, which developed after it was learned Tressel failed to report players receiving improper benefits.

The university also is imposing a two-year probation period on the program, which means there would be harsher penalties if any further wrongdoing is discovered.

 

 

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