Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Marcus Hall won’t start Saturday’s Big Ten championship game against the Michigan State Spartans for his actions in last week’s 42-41 victory over Michigan Wolverines.
Hall and kick returner Dontre Wilson were in a scuffle and were ejected from the game in the first half. Before leaving the sideline, Hall threw his helmet to the ground, then made an obscene gesture to the Wolverines fans as he walked into the tunnel.
The Big Ten issued a public reprimand to Hall this week but did not tack on additional punishment.
Oho State coach Urban Meyer decided not to start Hall, saying he was “very, very disappointed” in Hall.
He did not say when or how much Hall might play against Michigan State.
“We’ll see what happens,” said Meyer.
Pat Elflein, who filled in after Hall’s ejection at Michigan, will start Saturday.
The No. 2 Buckeyes (12-0) could reach a fourth BCS title game if they beat Michigan State (11-1), whose defense is third in the nation in points allowed.