.^^^yeah, I’m like you, Alum. But the NCAA opined that the “family friend” did not acquire that status until AFTER this boy was recruited by Ohio State. And, therefore, the loan was an “improper benefit”.
Look, I enjoy college football like millions of other people, and don’t get caught up in the personal dealings, especially of college kids. But if they have verified this loan WAS repaid, why did this kid have to sit out two games?
Btw, guys, many college analysts are suggesting this boy may be the 1st “purely” defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. They are distinguishing him from Charles Woodson, DB from Michigan, who won in (1998?). They said Woodson actually played both ways.