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Ted Valentine Was Pulled From Today's Ohio State-Michigan State Game

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The prominent referee was pulled from today's marquee Big Ten game.

Ted Valentine was scheduled to referee this afternoon's Michigan State-Ohio State game in Columbus.

The prominent referee, though, will not be on the court.

Valentine explained to The Athletic's Seth Davis that the Big Ten asked him to not referee in the league this weekend after his incident with North Carolina's Joel Berry.

From The Athletic:

According to Valentine, as a result of the incident and the attention it drew, the Big Ten removed him from two games he was assigned to work over the weekend – Friday’s contest between Wisconsin and Rutgers, and Sunday’s game between Ohio State and Michigan State. Valentine said the ACC gave him the option of working Georgia Tech’s home game against Yale on Saturday, but he decided to pass and spend a rare winter weekend at home.

Rick Boyages, the associate commissioner of the Big Ten who supervises officiating, declined comment when asked about the league’s decision to remove Valentine from the games. The ACC’s officiating coordinator, Bryan Kersey, also declined comment, saying in a text message that, “We are aware of the situation and are handling it internally.”

Valentine also says he's considering retirement as a result of the backlash to what happened.

Ohio State and Michigan State are set to tip off at 4:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.