8-2-2006

Contact: Jim Lynch, (614) 247-4110

Statement from Vice President and General Counsel Christopher M. Culley


“We continue to believe that the university acted appropriately in dismissing Coach O'Brien.
The NCAA sanctions that followed the court's initial decision in February 2006 validated the serious nature of the violations and reinforced to us that we took the appropriate action in terminating his contract. Ohio State is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards for its intercollegiate athletics programs. We expect that the court's decision, when finalized, will be appealed.”