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Former Ohio State Star Leaves Alumni Team Amid Controversy

Ohio State cheerleaders running with flags that spell out Ohio.

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeye cheerleaders run onto the court before the start of the game against Iowa Hawkeyes on January 12, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State lost by a final score of 84-74. (Photo by Ryan Young/Getty Images)

A former Ohio State basketball star won't be with his teammates this week. Earlier this week, Byron Mullens announced he won't be a part of the Scarlet & Gray at The Basketball Tournament.

The team was gearing up for a game against PrimeTime Players scheduled to take place on Friday night. Mullens is unhappy with what would be his cut of the winnings.

In a post on Instagram, Mullens said "I was not made aware of the distorted financial split with my fellow teammates until 1 day prior. The reasoning for this was due to my non participation last year due to the injury. Something that was completely out of my control."

Here's the full post:

Mullens is a former high school star that shined during his one season at Ohio State. He was named Big Ten All-Freshman team and earned the Big Ten's Sixth Man of the Year award.

After declaring for the draft, Mullens was taken in the late first round. He played in the NBA for a few years before taking his talents overseas.