NCAA investigation clouds Smith's status

Originally Published: February 25, 2005
By Teddy Greenstein | Special to ESPN.com
One Ohio State beat writer compared Troy Smith's Feb. 21 press conference to that of Jason Giambi. In other words, there was a lot of apologizing but few specifics.

Smith, the quarterback who led the Buckeyes to a rousing upset of Michigan but was suspended from the Alamo Bowl for taking money from a booster, said he regretted his actions.

Troy Smith
Troy Smith helped Ohio State run past Michigan in 2004.
He also insisted it was the only time he had taken cash under the table.

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