Buckeyes Got Cash at Charity Event


Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Records released by Ohio State University

say three football players suspended for the opening game against

Akron violated NCAA rules by taking $200 at a Cleveland charity

event earlier this year.

The records released Thursday night indicate the students gave

varying accounts for why they received the money and who they

received it from.

Two of the athletes said they believed the money was for working

at the event while a third said he believed he was receiving money

from a teammate.

The records, a copy of the violations that Ohio State forwarded

to the NCAA, says the source of the money is unclear.

The players, running back Jordan Hall, defensive back Corey

Brown and defensive back Travis Howard, were identified as having

improperly received the money during a joint Ohio State-NCAA

investigation on Aug. 31.