Is it just because there is more news reporters or are the players getting Dummer, or is it the money? http://www.onnnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=2715734&nav=LQlCUORH Columbus OSU Quarterback Suspended According to Ohio State University, the Buckeyes' Quarterback Troy Smith has reportedly been suspended for violating team and NCAA standards, just nine days before the big Alamo Bowl game. "All of our players, including Troy, know they have a number of responsibilities to fulfill in order to have the privilege of playing at Ohio State," says Head Coach Jim Tressel. "Troy has not fulfilled those responsibilities and therefore will not be able to play in the Alamo Bowl." Ohio State will take on Oklahoma State on December 29 at the Alamodome. Athletic Director Andy Geiger says the university has petitioned the NCAA for Smith's reinstatement for the 2005 season. Smith will not travel with the team to the bowl game in San Antonio. "I am aware of what is expected, both on and off the field, at Ohio State and I have fallen short of those expectations," says Smith. "I accept this penalty, wish my teammates the very best in the bowl game, and look forward to the beginning of Winter Quarter." In a press conference Monday, Coach Tressel said they became aware of a situation to be investigated on Thursday, but would not elaborate on what occurred to cause what he described as a self-imposed suspension. Tressel did say that what happened came as a huge surprise to him. He says the players were called and notified Monday. Smith played in eight of the Buckeyes' 11 games this year and completed 68 of 122 passes for 896 yards and eight touchdowns. He amassed 386 yards in total offense in a 37-21 win over Michigan in the season finale, turning in the third highest single-game performance in Ohio State history. Stay tuned to WBNS-10TV and 10TV.com for more information.