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Ohio State fires Paul Hamm

Updated: September 9, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State has fired Olympic champion Paul Hamm following his arrest on assault charges.

The termination is effective immediately, athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement Friday. Hamm had been an assistant gymnastics coach at Ohio State since June.

"We have high standards for our coaching staff and unfortunately Mr. Hamm failed to meet those standards," Smith said.

Hamm, 28, has not made any public statement since his arrest. But in a note sent to ...

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