Did Ohio State QB Braxton Miller commit an NCAA violation?

Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs for a touchdown during the first half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs for a touchdown during the first half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports /
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Did Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller commit an NCAA violation by using his notoriety to help a company profit in a social media picture?


Braxton Miller is one of the potential starting quarterbacks that the Ohio State Buckeyes have on their roster coming off of an impressive National Championship win. He will have to battle with both J.T. Barrett and of course Cardale Jones.

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That being said, Miller might not even be allowed to see the field by the NCAA if he did indeed commit a violation off-the-field. What happened to bring up the question marks surrounding Miller? He took a picture with Brandon Oshodin, the owner of Authentik Fitness in Columbus, Ohio and seemed to be promoting him as a seller of nutritional supplements.

It is a very clear no-no as far as the NCAA is concerned, and they are certainly going to look into this situation.

Perhaps Miller and Oshodin found a loophole in the rule book, but more than likely this is going to be something that Miller will get in trouble for. Miller did try to delete the message shortly after he posted it, but it was too late and it had already been caught by followers of his. The NCAA has been very strict about stuff like this in the past, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them come down hard on Miller.

Ohio State has to be very thankful that they have both Barrett and Jones now that all these issues are coming up surrounding Miller. There was expected to be a very heated three-way quarterback battle between all three players, but that might be cut down to two depending on what the NCAA decides to do about it.

Take a look at the picture that was posted of both Miller and Oshodin for yourself:

Needless to say, that picture doesn’t look good for Miller at all. He has been a star throughout his career with the Buckeyes, throwing for 5,292 yards, 52 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Miller has also run for 3,054 yards and 32 touchdowns throughout his three-year college career.

Expect to hear plenty more news come out following this situation, and he could be facing some sort of a suspension. Miller simply didn’t use good judgement in this situation, and it will be interesting to see what type of punishment is handed down. More than likely he will not get away from this without some sort of disciplinary action.

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