Former Ohio State players have banded together to get wide receiver DeVier Posey back on the field.
Nine former players — most of which played during the early 1970s — sent NCAA president Mark Emmert a letter expressing their belief that the NCAA had gone too far in suspending Posey for an additional five games after the NCAA discovered that he was overpaid by $700 by a booster for whom he worked.
Jim Conroy, a former Buckeye who is now a Cleveland lawyer, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the main purpose of sending the letter was to express how they think Ohio State is being treated unfairly. Posey was already suspended five games for trading Ohio State memorabilia for tattoos.
"There's not much we can do, but we can at least go on the record and basically say enough is enough," Conroy told the paper. "The kid made mistakes and he served his time and we want the kid to know, and maybe the (Ohio State athletic) department as well, that we don't think this is right."
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