Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/2/12

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Storm Klein of the Ohio State Buckeyes hits quarterback Phil Bates of the Ohio Bobcats right after Bates releases the ball at Ohio Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Although this analysis of the confounding reinstatement of Ohio State backup linebacker Storm Klein comes a week after the fact, I decided instead to see whether there would be any resonating outrage over this and other off-season arrests of current Ohio State University (OSU) football players.  As a resident of Central Ohio for 27 years and an alum of OSU, I had hoped that someone, anyone would have stood up and questioned how these off-field incidents were handled by the athletic department. Well, I hoped, anyway – I should have known better. For a program that is currently serving the penalties levied against them for NCAA infractions resulting from not reporting, in writing, the knowledge of players who violated NCAA rules regarding receiving cash and other compensation for player jerseys and other paraphernalia in 2010, you would think that maybe, just maybe, they would go out of their way to demonstrate that “business as usual” would no longer be tolerated.  But they have do...
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