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Ohio State DT Dylan Thompson ruled ineligible for 2016 season

Meyer notes that the reason behind the suspension was academic related.

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Another setback has hit Ohio State defensive tackle Dylan Thompson. Thompson, who was redshirted in the 2014 season with a knee injury, has been declared academically ineligible for the 2016 season.

With the Buckeyes returning only three starters on defense, the 6’5, 275-pounder would’ve been in the mix for playing time.

Listed as a redshirt sophomore, the Lombard, Illinois, tackle was a three-star product in high school per 247Sports, and was cited as a top 50 DT prospect before he declared for Ohio State.

This is not the first time suspensions have been doled out at Big Ten Media Days. Last year, Urban Meyer announced the suspension of four Buckeyes for their season opener against Virginia Tech.