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Published: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 9:14 PM
— Former Ohio State wide receiver and Middletown High School graduate Jalin Marshall was suspended four games Wednesday for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
According to the New York Daily News, Marshall tested positive for Adderall, a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder. The drug has been labeled by the league as a performance enhancing drug.
Marshall reacted to the suspension in a series of posts to his Twitter account.
I really just want to apologize for this mistake. I inadvertently took medication without an exemption from the league on one occasion.— Jalin Marshall.... (@JalinMarshall) March 7, 2017
It has not happened since & will not happen again. Already looking forward to 2017 and doing whatever I can to help this team win.— Jalin Marshall.... (@JalinMarshall) March 7, 2017
Marshall played two years at Ohio State after red-shirting his freshman year. He had a memorable game against Indiana in 2014 when he had four touchdowns in a 17 minute span to keep Ohio State’s road to the national title alive after it fell behind an upset-minded Hoosier team in the second half.
Marshall was honorable mention All-Big Ten starting 11 games as as sophomore, playing in 12. He was second on the team with 36 catches for 477 yards and five touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns. He was third in the conference in punt return average and had five catches for 29 yards in a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.
He played in 10 games with the Jets his rookie season as a punt and kick returner. He had 14 catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:03 AM
Michigan State has asked the state Attorney General to do a review of the university’s handling of the Larry Nassar case, president Lou Anna Simon announced Friday.
“The testimony of Nassar’s victims this week made many of us, including me, listen to the survivors and the community in a different way. It is clear to the Board and me that a review by the Attorney General’s Office can provide the answers people need,” Simon said in a statement. “As I told the Attorney General in December, MSU will fully cooperate with any inquiry by law enforcement authorities. I hope this review will help the survivors and the entire MSU community heal and move forward.”
MSU Board of Trustees has asked the AG to do a review of the events surrounding the Larry Nassar case pic.twitter.com/L28rKxgpHl
— Matt Mencarini (@MattMencarini) January 19, 2018
A copy of the letter sent from the MSU Board of Trustees to the state Attorney General's office, requesting AG Bill Schuette to "undertake a review of the events surrounding the Larry Nassar matter." pic.twitter.com/ByFVk0YT8u
— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) January 19, 2018
Simon and other Michigan State officials have faced pressure to step down this week as many of Nassar’s victims called out the university’s and USA Gymnastics’ handling of allegations. As of Friday morning, more than 70 victims had given testimony at Nassar’s sentencing. Nassar, who will spend the rest of his life in prison, used his position as a team doctor with Michigan State and USA Gymnastics to groom and abuse many of his victims.
The Detroit News released a story Thursday detailing how 14 Michigan State officials knew about Nassar’s sexual misconduct. Michigan State’s student newspaper, The State News, called on Simon to resign in an editorial this week, as well.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
Tennessee is looking to add at least one more wide receiver in the Class of 2018, and it might have just found the guy.
The Vols were the first Power 5 school in on and to offer Conyers, Ga., native Jordan Young.
SBNation’s Bud Elliot dives deep into Young’s highlight in this article to discover Young looks like a diamond hidden in plain sight.
Young caught 66 passes for 1,562 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for Heritage High school.
It seems Young just got lost in the shuffle of Georgia prospects.
The coaching staff certainly hopes getting in on him before any Power 5 schools will help bring him to Rocky Top. Tennessee holds one commitment from a wide receiver in Alontae Taylor.
The Vols probably want to bring on one or two more wide receiver prospect this cycle. Even with the supposed return of Jauan Jennings.
WMNL’s Josh Ward discusses the wide receiver situation at this point and how the Vols look in Friday’s SEC Country Podcast. He is also joined by Blake Morgan who breaks down the official visitors this weekend. There is also some basketball talk as the Vols prepare for South Carolina this weekend after the 59-55 loss to Missouri Wednesday.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:07 AM
Purdue special teams coordinator Tony Levine has resigned to “pursue opportunities outside of coaching,” coach Jeff Brohm announced on Friday morning. Levine also served as the Boilermakers’ co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach this past season.
Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm announced today that assistant coach Tony Levine has resigned to pursue opportunities outside of coaching. Tough loss. Levine worked wonders with the special teams last season.
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) January 19, 2018
Per Purdue: “Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm announced today that assistant coach Tony Levine has resigned to pursue opportunities outside of coaching.” Levine was the man behind all those successful fake punts.
— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) January 19, 2018
Levine has been a college football coach since 1997 when he directed the wide receivers and tight ends at Texas State. He proceeded to coach at Auburn, Louisiana Tech and Louisville and then jumped to the NFL, where he served as the Carolina Panthers assistant specials teams and strength and conditioning coach in 2006 and 2007.
After his professional stint, Levine returned to the college ranks, eventually becoming the head coach at Houston from 2011-14. From there he moved to Western Kentucky for the 2016 season before joining Brohm’s staff.
Now, after more than 20 years of high-level coaching, Levine seems ready to pursue new challenges.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:00 AM
UCLA recruiting has been a roller coaster this season. Once ranked in the Top 10 nationally, the Bruins saw a slew of prospects de-commit following the firing of Jim Mora and subsequent hiring of Chip Kelly, dropping the Bruins like a stone in the rankings. Now Kelly is working on getting “his guys” into the program, which began with signing eight players during the early signing period in December.
UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class currently has eight signees and four commitments, with several highly ranked players still top targets for Kelly and his new staff. And there is room for as many as nine more new players.
Here’s an update on where things stand for the 2018 class:
In case you missed anything from this week, here are the latest recruiting headlines:
Here’s a breakdown of the number of signees and commits by position.
Here’s a breakdown of UCLA commits by state:
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