Ohio State released a short statement Monday morning before Urban Meyer's weekly OSU football press conference concerning the status of redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson.
The statement reads in its entirety:
Ohio State red-shirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson has been suspended from The Ohio State University for the 2016 fall semester for a violation of the University's student code of conduct.
The specifics of the circumstances surrounding his suspension were not made available.
While transitioning from highly touted high school prep quarterback to wide receiver, Gibson sat out his freshman season. There had been rumblings of a potential transfer, but after sticking around in Columbus, Gibson looked ready to make an impact with his dynamic athleticism and improvements at the receiver position.
Gibson had some issues in high school, allegedly related to an altercation with a teacher. Rumors surrounding a possible departure from OSU surfaced last fall after he failed to dress against Penn State.
"He's on the team," Meyer said during the following week's press conference. "You have to earn the right to dress, and he didn't do it last week."
We’ll have more on this development as it comes to light.