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This Is What Ohio State Reportedly Did Wrong With Micah Parsons

Urban Meyer crouching on the sideline during a football game.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Here are the reported violations committed by the Buckeyes.

The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, reported this morning that the Buckeyes are no longer allowed to pursue five-star recruit Micah Parsons. OSU self-reported violations committed during Parsons' September visit and agreed to not recruit him as a result.

The crux of Ohio State's violations center on Parsons' appearance on the set of ESPN's College GameDay.

Parsons was seen taking photos with Kirk Herbstreit and Eddie George, among others. This is what is not allowed, from The Lantern:

“As such, a violation of NCAA Bylaws 13.10.1 and occurred, as members of the media may not be present during an institution’s recruiting contact with a prospect and a prospect may not participate in team activities that would make the public or media aware of the prospect’s visit to the institution,” Ohio State’s self-violation report said.

According to the records, Terwilliger allowed the recruit and his parents to enter College GameDay’s production area in front of the set, which is inaccessible to the public. The group was then given credentials by a producer of the show. The action is regarded as an improper benefit by the NCAA, and was self-reported by Ohio State.

As a result of the violations, Terwilliger was suspended one game and received a letter of reprimand. The compliance office also prevented every athletics program from “being in the vicinity” of the College GameDay set for the rest of the 2017-18 academic year. The compliance office will “provide additional compliance education” to Ohio State’s football recruiting staff. College GameDay producers and analysts will also be “provided education” during future broadcasts involving Ohio State.

You can view The Lantern's full report here.