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Ted Ginn still has wheels, and he’s willing to prove it

Touchdown Ted is ready to defend his NFL speed crown against any challengers.

2007 BCS National Championship Game: Florida v Ohio State Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

I don’t think I’ve seen a faster player at Ohio State before or since Ted Ginn Jr. He had gamebreaking speed by the purest definition of the word, and is remembered fondly by Buckeye fans for his ability to turn five-yard gains into touchdowns with his incredible speed.

After he departed from Columbus, that speed remained with Ted, and he’s spent the last decade as one of the fastest players in the NFL. Now, he’s making it known that he’s willing to defend that crown from any challengers, although it will come at a price: $10,000.

As someone who has seen my fair share of Ted Ginn running, I can’t imagine this being a good investment for any NFL players, even ones that may think they have the former Buckeye beat. Even at 34 years old, Ginn still has plenty of speed left in the tank, and unless you’re in the mood to give away a stack, racing him feels like a losing proposition.

Related, if you’re looking for a good way to spend seven minutes, you could watch this video of Ted Ginn giving defenses and punt coverage teams the absolute blues.

President Drake makes a statement on Strauss investigation

Earlier today, following a lengthy investigation into former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss, we have learned the extent of Strauss’ abuse from 1979 to 1997. Per the AP, and ABC News, Strauss abused 177 male students over the two decades. Per the report, Ohio State officials were aware of the abuse “as early as 1979, but failed to investigate or take meaningful action.”

Ohio State president Michael Drake, who wasn’t with the school during the time of abuse, released a statement in response to the report. President Drake called the findings “shocking and painful to comprehend,” and offered “profound regret and sincere apologies to each person who endured Strauss’ abuse” on behalf of the university.

President Drake goes on to mention that the University will cover professional therapy for anyone impacted, and that Ohio State has implemented a number of safeguards to protect against anything like this happening in the future.

Top seeded Buckeyes fall in the NCAA tournament

Ohio State’s men’s tennis team had been having a phenomenal season as they rode a 33-2 record to the top seed in the NCAA tournament. After a round one win over 16-seed Columbia, the Buckeyes found themselves matched up with the ninth seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.

Unfortunately, Ohio State’s magic season ran out of gas against North Carolina, as the Buckeyes fell, 4-2, last night. The Buckeyes lost the doubles point for just the third time all season, which meant it was up to singles to save Ohio State. They couldn’t get it done, and just like that, the best team in the country coming into the tournament has exited early.

There are still singles and doubles championships starting next week, but this is a disappointing way for Ohio State’s season to end.

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