Denver Broncos Tickets

Taboo Tattoo? Is Ohio State Going to Lose Players Who Got Free Tattoos?

Article By on 23rd December, 2010

Larry Burton (Syndicated Writer) ESPN and ABC are mentioning that Ohio State may have eight to ten players who have broken NCAA regulations by receiving free tattoos from a parlor in Columbus in exchange for signed memorabilia.

Players being mentioned are some of the big stars like Terrell Pryor and others.

If this is true, they could be pulled for the Sugar Bowl and the game against SEC opponent Arkansas.

This would be a severe blow to the Buckeyes who were hoping to break the streak of bowl losses to the SEC.

An investigation is underway and the NCAA is aware of the situation. More news will come soon.

This is a sad way to end a season that started with so much promise for the OSU team and staff.

In other cases like this in the past that the NCAA has ruled on, the players were deemed ineligible and games to sit out were handed down.

Ohio State would do well to sit the players rather than risk further wrath from NCAA officials. Schools that failed to that were handled more severely.

Terrell Pryor, acting on news of the story leaking out, used his twitter account to say, “I paid for my tattoos. GoBucks”.

The university has been just as tight lipped. Asked by the AP to respond to the allegations, OSU associate athletic director Dan Wallenberg said in an e-mail, “No information to share.”

But with rumors continuing to swirl, he soon will have to.

Read more College Football news on

Readers Comments