Buckeyes' Noah Spence suspended three games
JAN 01, 2014 11:26a ET
After reports swirled earlier in the week that Ohio State's Noah Spence was dealing with "personal issues", Ohio State has released a statement saying the sophomore will miss the Orange Bowl and the first two games of next season.
Spence was suspended for violating a "Big Ten Conference Rule".
It is still not clear what personal issues Spence was dealing with, but the release did say the following,
"Spence's parents, who did not agree with the rule violation nor the penalty imposed, were assisted by the Ohio State Department of Athletics in exhausting the appeals process that was available to them with the Big Ten."
During the suspension, Spence will be allowed to practice with the team, but will miss the Orange Bowl this Friday, the Navy season opener next year, followed by the Buckeyes meeting with Virginia Tech on September 6th. His first game back with Buckeyes will be September 13th vs. Kent State.