Lawmakers Want OSU Buckeyes' 2010 Football Season Restored
It was vacated due to an illegal memorabilia-for-cash scandal
The 2010 season of the Ohio State University (OSU) football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, a state lawmaker argues.
The vacating of the season followed revelations that players in 2009 and 2010 accepted cash and free or discounted tattoos from a Columbus tattoo parlor owner and also traded memorabilia like championship rings for cash. The scandal also led to the resignation of then Coach Jim Tressel, now president of Youngstown State University.
Last year, the NCAA for the first time allowed athletes at the highest levels of college sports to be compensated for the use of their name, image or likeness.
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