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They were permitted to return before the Buckeyes’ third game of the season.

Ohio State is awaiting the NCAA’s report of sanctions for the Tressel/tattoo violations. The university has offered penalties including vacating the 2010 season’s 12-1 record, returning bowl payments totaling almost $339,000 from last season, and accepting a two-year NCAA probation.

The NCAA could add to those sanctions, and could tack on penalties based on the subsequent investigation of players taking money at the charity event.


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