The Big Ten Conference issued a public reprimand Monday for Ohio State redshirt-senior right guard Marcus Hall’s actions as he exited the field against Michigan Saturday.
Hall and freshman running back Dontre Wilson were ejected for their involvement in an on-field fight that occurred in the second quarter of OSU’s 42-41 win against the Wolverines. Upon entering the tunnel, Hall flipped off the Michigan Stadium crowd with both hands, which violated the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship Policy, the release said.
Neither Hall or Wilson will face any further punishment from the conference.
The OSU coaching staff was also reprimanded by the B1G “for failing in its duty to effectively manage the process of escorting an ejected student-athlete from the playing field to the locker room,” the release said.
In addition, the conference release stated that it reviewed the video of the fight, saying it was handled properly.
“The officials and coaching staffs from both institutions did a good job of containing the situation once it started,” the release said. “As bad as it was, we’re fortunate the incident did not escalate any further. More can, and should, be done by both coaching staffs in the future to prevent similar incidents from detracting from this rivalry.”
The Big Ten considers the matter closed.