The Ohio State athletic department is “looking into” an Instagram post by redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted Tuesday night, an OSU spokesman confirmed to The Lantern.
Miller posted the following to his Instagram account @braxtonmiller92 before removing it on Wednesday morning:
The photo pictures Miller seated next to Brandon Oshodin, owner of Authentik Fitness in Columbus and an AdvoCare distributor.
It also shows products on the table in front of Miller from AdvoCare, which is a company that “provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care products,” according to its website.
According to the NCAA recommendations page on the AdvoCare website, a student-athlete may not use “photos of themselves on an AdvoCare Microsite, Facebook, Twitter, personal website or any other place where AdvoCare is mentioned.”
As of Wednesday morning, Miller had his own AdvoCare site, which donned his name in the upper right hand corner as a “distributor.”
By Wednesday afternoon, the name had changed from his own to “stayfit forever.”
According to The Columbus Dispatch, Miller said “it’s all good” with the OSU compliance office, but the article also noted that the compliance office hasn’t issued a statement yet about whether he violated any NCAA rules.
The AdvoCare website said a student-athlete must “use the phrase ‘AdvoCare Independent Distributor’ in place” of their name.
The site also says that a student-athlete can be a distributor.
Miller did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.