It appears Ohio State may have more problems .. possibly involving Terrelle Pryor ... involving a $606.00 car repair invoice paid for by the Ohio State compliance department. It appears the funds were taken from the "Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund". It is not known if the funds were used for Pryor's vehicle, but either way, it appears to be a violation.
Ohio State University's director of NCAA compliance signed an invoice for more than $600 in car repairs for a student-athlete, that may have involved Terrelle Pryor, in April.
According to a document obtained Friday by 10 Investigates, Doug Archie, the university's director of NCAA compliance, signed an invoice for a six-hour car repair to Auto Direct for $606.
A purchase form signed by Archie said that the money came out of the "Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund," 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported.
Some examples of how the fund is supposed to be used include summer school, medical expenses, travel for family emergencies or academic achievement awards.
"I can't believe the NCAA considers auto repairs an emergency situation deserving this kind of funding," Adams said. "I don't think there is a good faith explanation. I think it's real troubling to find that at this stage in April that it's paid for by a fund that is not related to auto repair."
"The university and Big Ten (Conference) have the discretion to use the fund in circumstances where there is a financial, medical or other emergency," according to statement released Friday by Ohio State. "This fund was permitted by the Big Ten Conference."
Ohio State officials declined to comment about the document that 10 Investigates uncovered.