Lawmakers officially petition NCAA to reinstate wins from Ohio State football’s 2010 season

Name, image, and likeness is now a thing for student-athletes, and an Ohio lawmaker is determined to try and get the wins that Ohio State vacated in 2010 because of tattoos for memorabilia reinstated.

The NCAA has already come out and said that it won’t consider previous penalties in reinstating historical records, but that didn’t stop Ohio representative Brian Stewart of Ashville from introducing a resolution petitioning the NCAA to restore OSU’s vacated wins from that season.

“This resolution says enough is enough,” said Stewart in a piece from The Columbus Dispatch. “The NCAA’s view of what is permissible for players has changed drastically in the last 12 years.”

Ohio State had a fantastic season in 2010, going 12-1, winning the Big Ten title, and then beating SEC foe Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. As a reminder, guys like Terrelle Pryor, Devier Posey, and “Boom” Herron were on that team coached by Jim Tressel.

Let’s call this what it is — a Hail Mary of congressional proportions. There’s simply no way the NCAA is going to go back to something that occurred 12 years ago and look at reinstating records. It was illegal then and is actually forbidden to do the same thing today even with the NIL rules in place.

We’ll keep an eye on this, but don’t hold your breath.


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