4. Is Fields actually going to be ready to roll?
Why should or would he be eligible right away?
It’s not like a Shea Patterson situation, where the Ole Miss problems, bowl ban and sanctions were a convenient excuse/reason to give Patterson instant eligibility.
Ohio State would like to have its shiny new star ready to go for this season, but it’ll be an interesting case.
He’s appealing to the NCAA on a hardship waiver. The argument might be surrounding a Georgia baseball player allegedly yelling a racial slur at Fields – Field’s lawyer handling the case is the same one who represented Patterson.
This move also almost certainly means …
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