Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith makes a statement following a hearing by an NCAA infractions committee in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Photo by: Michael Conroy

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith makes a statement following a hearing by an NCAA infractions committee in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)