Ohio State Fan Petitions President Obama To Pardon Buckeyes Bowl Ban

Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes fans celebrate following the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

There is little doubt that one of the top college football programs in the nation is the Ohio State Buckeys. The Buckeyes are undefeated and clinched the Big Ten Leaders division title with their win last weekend over Wisconsin. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes and their fans, a postseason ban prevents then from playing for the Big Ten title and a share of the national championship.

One Buckeyes fan is not pleased with the postseason ban facing the Buckeyes and he has gone to extreme measures in an attempt to have the ban lifted.

The Ohio State fan sent a petition to President Barack Obama in hopes of having the ban pardoned, according to FOX Sports. The petition was eventually removed from whitehouse.gov for violating terms of participation but FOX Sports was able to jot down the message for your viewing pleasure.

The petition read:

The Ohio State University football team is one win away from an undefeated season. However, due to imposed sanctions, they are not allowed to participate in their conference’s championship game or the following bowl season. While a punishment for past indiscretions is to be expected, a bowl season ban is too harsh for a few young men trading memorabilia for tattoos and some change.

The offending players and coach who covered it up are no longer part of the program. Please exercise your executive power to pardon the NCAA’s excessive sanctions placed on The Ohio State Buckeyes to enable a rightful, satisfying culmination to the college football season for the American people.

This fan gets an round of applause for his creativity, but this petition stood no chance of making any kind of impact. The “exercise your executive power for the American people” was a nice touch at the end, however, all reports indicate that Obama was not impressed with the petition.

Topics: Football, Ohio State Buckeyes

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