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    THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two players from No. 1 Ohio State have been suspended for the Buckeyes' national championship game against LSU for violating team rules, according to several media reports.

    Donald Washington, a starting cornerback, and backup Eugene Clifford will miss the BCS national title game in New Orleans on Jan. 7 for the unspecified violations, according to reports by WCMH-TV on Wednesday night and The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday. Both reports cited unnamed sources.

    Athletic director Gene Smith declined Thursday to confirm the suspensions, but said there was "work to be done."

    Washington is a sophomore who has started every game for the Buckeyes (11-1), and Clifford is a top reserve who played in four games.

    Washington played a key role in an Ohio State defense ranked among the best in the nation. He had 34 tackles, tied for seventh-best on the team with lineman Vernon Gholston, and also had two tackles for losses, one sack, one interception and one fumble recovery.

    Washington started at nickel back a year ago and moved into the starting spot at field corner this spring. In a 48-3 win over Kent State on Oct. 13, he returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown and recorded his first career sack.

    With him out of the lineup, redshirt freshman Chimdi Chekwa will most likely move into the starting position.

    Clifford was a prized recruit last spring after receiving all-state and several national honors during his days at Colerain High School.

    He was listed as Malcolm Jenkins' backup at border corner on the Buckeyes' latest two-deep chart.

    The Buckeyes' final workout before the holidays was Wednesday. They will be off until returning Dec. 26, then practice for a week before flying to New Orleans on Jan. 2.

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Ouch.

    I'll bet the reason for the suspensions makes its way into the media before the sun sets over the Olentangy tonight.
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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Ouch.

    I'll bet the reason for the suspensions makes its way into the media before the sun sets over the Olentangy tonight.
    As I said in the other thread....for the reason....think Eric Haw.

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Are they creating potential excuses for a loss in the BCS?










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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyfan21 View Post
    As I said in the other thread....for the reason....think Eric Haw.
    does this mean Clifford's days are numbered... I beleive this is his second offense in that department...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    I thought the Bengals were in the NFL?

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Word is now that Washington is not suspended and will play. Clifford however is suspended.

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    does this mean Clifford's days are numbered... I beleive this is his second offense in that department...
    I am not sure if its his second 'failed test' but I do know he was arrested in March of last year for a similar issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Word is now that Washington is not suspended and will play. Clifford however is suspended.
    link?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    link?
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls0...ory?id=3162942

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    hmmm... seems the Washington situation is still uncertain...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    hmmm... seems the Washington situation is still uncertain...
    It's not. Tressel has said he will play. It's all over the Buckeye boards.

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    It's not. Tressel has said he will play. It's all over the Buckeye boards.
    good news
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I thought the Bengals were in the NFL?
    Did you spend all day thinking that one up?

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    Re: THE Ohio State University suspends CBs Donald Washington and Eugene Clifford

    Washington appealed, so they backed off while they investigate. He could still be suspended from the NC game.
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