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Suspended Buckeyes shouldn’t be welcomed back

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Terrelle Pryor, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams, Dan Herron, Solomon Thomas and Jordan Whiting should be kicked out of Ohio State, effective immediately.

They need to be banned from the NCAA. They need to pay back the value of everything they sold, with interest. They should never wear anything scarlet and gray again.

Jim Tressel was put in a situation that could potentially cost him his job because of stupidity of student-athletes who considered themselves privileged.

Tressel gave all the players an incredible opportunity by signing them to play football at one of the top programs of all-time. And they repay him how? No apologies can do enough to fix the tarnished image they have given Tressel and when the dark cloud moves out of Columbus, if it ever does, they will still be hated more than the school up north.

OSU has escaped penalties for “lack of institutional control” as of now, but our institution has lost control. It’s not about football anymore, it’s about salvaging the university’s image.

The only way to do that is for the players to be kicked out of school and never allowed to come within five miles of campus.

If on Jan. 9, 2012, Pryor is holding up the Waterford crystal trophy in the Superdome in New Orleans, it would change absolutely nothing. I would actually hope he dropped the crystal ball and followed it with a “sorry #buckeyenation, smh” tweet.

Every quarter President E. Gordon Gee comes into The Lantern newsroom and stands behind the fact that our star athletes are no more important to the university than the lead oboist of the university’s wind symphony when comparing based on financial support.

All of the players should have their scholarships ripped, and have them pay back any financial aid given since the day of their first transgression.

They are worth negative money to OSU and we shouldn’t be throwing away opportunities for individuals who want to come to this university and make a real difference.

Pryor and gang, find the next Greyhound and take it as far as it will go. Never come back. You are not welcome in Buckeye Nation any longer.

You have put the history and future of our coach, program and institution in jeopardy, and for that, goodbye.

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