Monday, December 21, 2009

SMALL'S FATHER CONFIRMS THAT HIS SON IS OUT OF THE ROSE BOWL

COLUMBUS — Rumors were swirling around the Ohio State football program for the past two days that seniors' Ray Small and Rob Rose had been ruled ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl for violation of team rules.

Neither Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel or OSU sports information director, Shelly Poe, have announced any news or statement of a suspension.

However, Ken Small — Ray's father — confirmed to WBNS-TV in Columbus that his son told him that he would not be playing in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day against seventh-ranked Oregon.

Small is the Buckeyes' No. 3 receiver on the depth chart and starting punt and kick returner.

Still no word on Rose ...