If Terrelle Pryor wants to win the Heisman Trophy next year, then his last seven games better be off the charts. That's all Pryor gets to play next season.
The heavy hand of the NCAA come down on Pryor and four other Ohio State football players, Mike Adams, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey,and Solomon Thomas for their involvement in trading signed memorabilia for tattoos from the owner of a Columbus, Ohio tattoo parlor.
For violating the NCAA’s preferential treatment bylaws Pryor, Adams, Herron Posey and Thomas must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season. They also must repay money and benefits ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,500. The repayments must be made to a charity.
Another Buckeye, Jordan Whiting, received a slap on the wrist. Whiting must sit out the first game next year and pay $150 to a charity.
All six of those Buckeye players will be eligible to play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.
Terrelle Pryor tweeted yesterday, "I paid for my tattoos. GoBucks."
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