Buckeye Posey to sit out Against Nebraska
BY TODD NEELEY
The NCAA announced a stiff penalty against Ohio State receiver Devier Posey and three other players, forcing the receiver to sit out this week’s game at Nebraska, according to a statement from the NCAA.
Ohio State University football student-athlete Devier Posey must sit five games and repay benefits after receiving approximately $720 from a booster for work not performed, according to a decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff. Posey also accepted approximately $100 in golf fees from another individual, which is a preferential treatment violation.
Three additional Ohio State football student-athletes – Marcus Hall, Melvin Fellows and Daniel Herron – will miss one game and must repay benefits after receiving pay for work not performed from the booster. Herron and Fellows both accepted approximately $290 in excess pay while Hall received $230 in overpayment. In its decision, the staff noted the overpayment occurred over an extended period of time.
The withholding condition cannot be used during a medical hardship period. The withholding conditions for Posey and Herron are in addition to the five-game suspension each previously received for other rules violations.
Reinstatement decisions are independent of the NCAA enforcement process and typically are made once the facts of the student-athlete’s involvement are determined. This is typically well in advance of infractions decisions.