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Ohio State DE Noah Spence Has An Appeal Hearing Scheduled For Nov. 25, Possible He Could Return This Season

Noah Spence, Ohio State's talented but troubled defensive end, might be returning to the field at some point this season.

The former All-Big Ten performer was suspended indefinitely by the conference in September after failing his second drug test in nine months. 

Spence, a would-be junior this season, has an appeal scheduled for Nov. 25. 

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Rumors surfaced today about Spence expecting to play in the Buckeyes' final three games of the season (Michigan, Big Ten championship, bowl/playoff game).

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">@henman11 is on the right track. Spence won't play this weekend, but could be reinstated later this season.

— Dave Biddle (@davebiddle)

I'll say more when I can but @henman11 is on the right track. Spence won't play this weekend, but could be reinstated later this season.

— Dave Biddle (@davebiddle) November 20, 2014

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Ohio State football's spokesman, Jerry Emig, said he is not aware of a potential re-instatement.

Spence was seen in Ohio State football's facility, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, earlier this week. He's been training for a possible comeback, too. 

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The 6-foot-3, 252-pound defensive lineman was expected to be one of Ohio State's best players this fall. He's viewed by many as a future high-round NFL Draft pick.