Braxton Miller’s Instagram post showing the Ohio State redshirt-senior quarterback posing with AdvoCare products was deemed a “promotion of a commercial product” by the NCAA, according to a statement from OSU athletics. But the matter has been resolved and Miller has been reinstated “without any conditions,” the statement said.
OSU said the post was a minor violation.
The university initially said it was “looking into” Miller’s social media picture from March 24, which showed the quarterback posing with the products alongside the owner of Authentik Fitness in Columbus, Brandon Oshodin, who is also an AdvoCare distributor.
AdvoCare is a company that “provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care products,” according to its website.
The AdvoCare website states that student-athletes can’t be in photos on “an AdvoCare Microsite, Facebook, Twitter, personal website or any other place where AdvoCare is mentioned.”
In addition to the Instagram picture, Miller had his name displayed in the upper right hand corner of his AdvoCare site, labeled as a distributor. His name was later removed, along with the Instagram post.
The AdvoCare website says student-athletes are allowed to be distributors.