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Friday, May 27, 2011
Ohio State players respond to Ray Small

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Former Ohio State receiver Ray Small probably won't be appearing in at any football alumni events any time soon.

Small's comments to The Lantern about memorabilia sales, special car deals and a disregard for NCAA rules drew some strong responses on Twitter from his former Ohio State teammates. Several players criticized Small for speaking out against the program and breaching the team bond.

Here are some responses:

Ohio State C Mike Brewster (played with Small in 2008-09)
Former Ohio State WR Brian Hartline (played with Small 2006-08)
Former Ohio State RB Chris "Beanie" Wells (played with Small 2006-08)
Ohio State LT Mike Adams (played with Small in 2008-09)

As my pal Nate likes to say, rough chatter.

Small took to Twitter as well on Thursday.
I figured the credibility issue would come up with Small, given his struggles at Ohio State and with coach Jim Tressel. He probably spent more time in Tressel's dog house than on the field. Not exactly a model teammate.

So the attacks against Small from ex-teammates aren't a shock. Neither is the talk about him betraying the team.

The claims that Small is lying, meanwhile, are interesting. How do they know? And why would he lie? Just to get attention?