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Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle (36) holds up the Sugar Bowl trophy after they defeated Arkansas 31-26 during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, on Jan. 4, 2011.
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Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle (36) holds up the Sugar Bowl trophy after they defeated Arkansas 31-26 during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, on Jan. 4, 2011. The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by Ohio lawmakers, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Ohio House lawmakers have approved a symbolic resolution calling for the restoration of the Ohio State University's football team's 2010 season that was vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal.

The resolution sponsored by Rep. Brian Stewart, an Ohio State graduate, calls on the NCAA to reinstate the team's 2010 record and wins.

The season was vacated following revelations that five players in 2009 and 2010 accepted cash and free or discounted tattoos from a Columbus tattoo parlor owner and also traded memorabilia like championship rings for cash.

Stewart notes that the NCAA now allows players to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness.

The tattoo scandal lead to the resignation of head football coach Jim Tressel, who is now the president of Youngstown State.

During the 2010 season, Ohio State won the Big Ten with 12-1, which included a win in the Sugar Bowl over Arkansas.

The Associated Press