This week’s news comes from an interview that former Buckeye Ray Small did with campus newspaper The Latern. In it, Small flat out admits that he sold his Big Ten title rings, as did others. And how players got great deals on cars from a local dealership.
In short, this story is about to head to a whole nother level.
Ray Small saw it all – and did most of it, too – during his four years suiting up in scarlet and gray.
Small told The Lantern on Wednesday he profited off of memorabilia while at Ohio State, adding that some student-athletes “don’t even think about (NCAA) rules.”
“I had sold my things but it was just for the money,” Small said. “At that time in college, you’re kind of struggling.”
Small, who played receiver at OSU from 2006-2010, capitalized on the Buckeyes’ success during his college career.
“We had four Big Ten rings,” he said. “There was enough to go around.”
The wheeling and dealing didn’t stop with rings. The best deals came from car dealerships, Small said.
“It was definitely the deals on the cars. I don’t see why it’s a big deal,” said Small, who identified Jack Maxton Chevrolet as the players’ main resource.
Your move, NCAA.