OSU's self-reported NCAA violations include Jones attending softball game
The Lantern reported on Thursday that Ohio State self-reported 29 minor NCAA violations from Feb. 1-Sept. 10, six of which came from the football team.
That was the most of any program at the university, but given the fact that it has the most student-athletes of any team, that’s not all that surprising. None of the violations committed by the football team needed additional investigation from the NCAA.
Among those violations was Cardale Jones attending Joe Haden’s Celebrity Charity Softball game over the summer. Jones allegedly called a position coach to get clearance that he was allowed to attend and not participate, but it was deemed a violation because he didn’t have written approval.
The report didn’t name Jones specifically, but here’s proof that he did attend the game.
Cardale Jones and Prime Time at Joe Haden's Celebrity softball game pic.twitter.com/tYUaV2G0Gk
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 6, 2015
Also among the violations reported was an Instagram post from Braxton Miller in which the nutritional product AdvoCare was showcased. Miller deleted the post and was briefly was deemed ineligible following the March 24 post, but was reinstated by the NCAA by April 11.
The Lantern received the information following a public records request filed on Sept. 11. It’s worth noting that minor self-reported NCAA violations are an annual occurrence in college football.
And if you’re keeping track, Michigan had four last year.