4 suspended players cleared at Ohio State



COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four suspended players have been reinstated at Ohio State for the 15th-ranked Buckeyes’ game on Saturday against Toledo.

Coach Luke Fickell confirmed on Tuesday that linebacker Jordan Whiting, who had been suspended last December for last week’s opener for accepting cash and discounted tattoos from a local tattoo-parlor owner, will be available to play this weekend at Ohio Stadium.

Fickell also said that tailback Jordan Hall and cornerbacks Travis Howard and Corey Brown have also been reinstated after being held out of last week’s game for taking less than $300 in gifts from a charity.

Fickell said he was uncertain of those three players’ status in the future.

The Buckeyes (1-0) are coming off a 42-0 win over Akron.