Some violations from O'Brien's tenure expunged
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The NCAA reversed itself Friday and threw out three violations and part of a fourth that occurred under former Ohio State men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien because the association's enforcement staff missed a deadline for filing the charges.
Despite the ruling, Ohio State said penalties imposed because of the violations -- including NCAA probation and erasing all references to its 1999 Final Four appearance -- will stand.
O'Brien was fired June 8, 2004, six ...
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