Ohio State redshirt-senior running back Rod Smith has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, sources close to the team told Lantern TV on Monday evening.
The Fort Wayne, Ind., native rushed for 549 yards during his OSU career, including 101 yards and four touchdowns on 24 attempts this season. Smith played, but did not touch the ball during the Buckeyes’ 31-24 double-overtime win against Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa.
Sources confirmed Smith’s departure to Lantern TV following an initial report by Eleven Warriors.
An Ohio State spokesman didn’t have any information to provide regarding Smith’s status with the team.
Smith did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.
The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Illinois on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.