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  1. Ex-Buckeye Small apologizes for mistakes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small is coming clean again. Don't worry, Buckeyes fans, Small isn't sharing more stories of selling memorabilia and getting sweetheart deals from local car dealerships, as he did in an interview with The Lanter...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. Ohio State beefs up compliance safeguards

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel paid the heaviest price in the tattoos-for-memorabilia scandal, but the school's compliance department took a beating as well. The details that emerged about Ohio State's compliance structure -- or lack thereof ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  3. Systems failure? OSU keeps saying no

    Adam Rittenberg

    Gene Smith's spit list started out with seven names. It included the six Buckeyes football players who violated NCAA rules by trading memorabilia items for cash and tattoos, and Edward Rife, the tattoo parlor owner with whom the transactions were ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  4. Columbus tattoo parlor owner charged

    Adam Rittenberg

    Edward Rife, the Columbus tattoo parlor owner who bought memorabilia from Ohio State football players, has been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. The Associated Press reports that court documents indicate Rife will plead guilty t...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  5. Ohio State players respond to Ray Small

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Ohio State receiver Ray Small probably won't be appearing in at any football alumni events any time soon. Small's comments to The Lantern about memorabilia sales, special car deals and a disregard for NCAA rules drew some strong responses o...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  6. Small's comments add to OSU's troubles

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'd have to be pretty naive to think memorabilia sales at Ohio State were tied to Terrelle Pryor and his crew. This has been a problem for years, not only at Ohio State but at other big-time programs around the country. You can buy championship ...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  7. Ohio State releases Dept. of Justice letter

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State on Thursday released the letter it received Dec. 7 from the U.S. Department of Justice that detailed the Ohio State memorabilia seized from a Columbus tattoo parlor owner. The letter triggered investigations by both the school and the N...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  8. NCAA notice bad for Vest, maybe not OSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Memorabilia selling by Ohio State players might have sparked the firestorm in Columbus, but coach Jim Tressel's actions (or lack thereof) have kept the blaze burning. The NCAA's Notice of Allegations to Ohio State was released publicly Monday, and...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  9. Delany didn't lobby for suspended players

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany supported Ohio State in how the school handled the NCAA violations by five players for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. But the reports that Delany aggressively lobbied for the pla...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  10. Suspended Buckeyes apologize to fans

    Adam Rittenberg

    What do we make of Tuesday's apologies from the five Ohio State players suspended for selling championship rings and other memorabilia? The players each took a similar approach with their apologies: they expressed remorse, asked fans for forgivene...

    Blog | December 28, 2010