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The decision from the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff does not include a withholding condition for the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The withholding condition was suspended and the student-athletes will be eligible to play in the bowl game Jan. 4 based on several factors.

This ought to be good.

These include the acknowledgment the student-athletes did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred, Lennon said.

Pulled over for speeding today. Told the police officer I "did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred.” Didn't get a ticket. WIN

NCAA policy allows suspending withholding penalties for a championship or bowl game if it was reasonable at the time the student-athletes were not aware they were committing violations, along with considering the specific circumstances of each situation.

So you're telling me Curtis Enis takes a suit for a dinner and he has to sit out a bowl game but when golden boy Pryor and Co decide to sell some swag and autographs for a few free tats it's all good? Not to mention you would think that when "Ohio State NCAA Rule Night" came around they might mention "Hey, you kids are famous and somebody might offer you up a trade, for an autograph don't do it" I'd think autograph policy would be pretty high on the list of rules to go over.

The policy for suspending withholding conditions for bowl games or NCAA championship competition recognizes the unique opportunity these events provide at the end of a season, and they are evaluated differently from a withholding perspective. In this instance, the facts are consistent with the established policy, Lennon said.

"Evaluated differently" as in "we get to pick when and where we inforce them"

“We were not as explicit with our student-athlete education as we should have been in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years regarding the sale of apparel, awards and gifts issued by the athletics department,” Smith said. “We began to significantly improve our education in November of 2009 to address these issues. After going through this experience, we will further enhance our education for all our student-athletes as we move forward.”

You got caught, and that kind of makes you mad. Sort of interesting you know which years you didn't put that much effort into it. I can see the calander now "2007, Year of The Blind Eye"

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