Big Ten Reprimands Hall, OSU Coaching Staff
By Rob Ogden
The Big Ten reprimanded Ohio State right guard Marcus Hall for his actions during and after a fight that broke out during the Michigan game on Saturday.
Hall's actions while leaving the field, the release said, violated the Big Ten's sportsmanship policy.
"The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship… [including] integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials," the release said.
Hall, along with freshman running back Dontre Wilson, was ejected from the game for throwing a punch during the brawl, then flipped off the Michigan crowd with both hands as he exited the field.
The conference said it has reviewed the video of the incident, and will not take any further disciplinary actions.
"The officials and coaching staffs from both institutions did a good job of containing the situation once it started," the release reads. "As bad as it was, we’re fortunate the incident did not escalate any further. More can, and should, be done by both coaching staffs in the future to prevent similar incidents from detracting from this rivalry."
The league also reprimanded the Ohio State coaching staff for "failing in its duty to effectively manage the process of escorting an ejected student-athlete from the playing field to the locker room."
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has stated he will not take any further disciplinary action.
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