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OSU: 'Surprised, disappointed' and clueless

By Marla Published: December 20, 2011

Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith said in a statement that the school was "surprised and disappointed with the NCAA’s decision” on sanctions levied Tuesday in the memorabilia-for-money-and-tattoos scandal that came to light a year ago and the subsequent discovery of illegal payments from a long-time booster.

My initial reaction was what part of 'failure to monitor' did Ohio State not understand?

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Shurmur won't commit on QB until McCoy declared healthy

By Marla Published: December 19, 2011

Browns coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't name a starting quarterback for Saturday's game at Baltimore, hedging until Colt McCoy has been cleared from the concussion he suffered Dec. 8 at Pittsburgh.

Backup Seneca Wallace filled in for McCoy in Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss at Arizona and completed 18 of 31 passes for 226 yards and a TD (for a 91.6 rating).

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