The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients. Columbus attorney Larry James made records available to The Associated Press which he believes the NCAA did not consider when suspended receiver DeVier Posey for five games for accepting too much pay from a summer job.
Last year's leading rusher, Daniel Herron, along with offensive lineman Marcus Hall and defensive lineman Melvin Fellows were held out of only the Buckeyes' 34-27 loss at Nebraska on Saturday. Those three return this week for the game at No. 15 Illinois. Posey cannot play until the Nov. 19 game against Penn State -leaving him two games in his senior season. The NCAA denies James' charges.