"Ohio State is investigating possible violations involving players getting tattoos in exchange for autographs. Some discipline likely."
And then this:
"Unclear right now who may be involved, or when and what that discipline might be. May involve missing Sugar Bowl, but may be later. Unknown."
Not good news for the Buckeyes. Dave Biddle remains a bit more positive about the suspensions, but he is just speculating at this point. Everyone seems to be reporting that an announcement could be made tomorrow, which is good because I'm not sure Buckeye fans will be able to wait much longer. In the mean time, you can read what SportsbyBrooks is reporting. He claims to have a source that knows the establishment and the list of players who have received tattoos there. Stay tuned.
Update - There are a lot of angry fans out there thanks to Herbie breaking this story nationally while commentating the MAACO Bowl. Before it even hit the front page of ESPN, he decided to speculate and pass on the rumors. He even decided to name names, which every other credible journalist has refused to do. You can watch the whole thing here (H/T 11W).
Update #2 - AD Gene Smith is holding a press conference at noon to talk about "NCAA rule violations."