Hall Apologizes for Incident in Michigan Game
By Rob Ogden
Ohio State senior right guard Marcus Hall issued an apology for his actions during Saturday's game via his Twitter account Sunday afternoon.
"I would like to apologize to The Ohio State University, The University of Michigan, my teammates, my family, the fans and the TV viewing audience for my behavior during yesterday's game. Wearing the scarlet and grey (sic) uniform is a privlege (sic) and an honor. I let my emotions get the best of me and didn't conduct myself properly in the heat of the moment. My actions do not reflect who I am as a person and teammate. I love The Ohio State University and appreciate everything it has done for me. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry and hope everyone can accept my sincere apology."
Hall was ejected from the game for his part in a fight that broke out between the two teams early in the second quarter. Hall threw his helmet in rage and flipped the double birds to the Michigan crowd as he walked towards the locker room tunnel.
Freshman running back Dontre Wilson was also ejected. Video replays show that both Wilson and Hall threw punches during the altercation.
Coach Urban Meyer said he expects to hear from the Big Ten regarding the incident Sunday evening and added that he has already spoken to Hall, Wilson and "one other player that came off the bench."
Meyer said he hasn't made a final decision, but that at this point, he doesn't plan to issue any further punishment to those involved.
"The rule is very clear: If you get in a fight you lose a game, and they've already lost a game," Meyer said Sunday. "They didn't play from that point forward. It's a tough penalty in a rivalry game but it's one that I agree with."
Michigan reserve linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone, seen ripping the helmet off of Wilson's head, was also disqualified from the game.
The Buckeyes will face Michigan State Saturday in Indianapolis in the Big Ten title game.
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