Buckeyes coach says ‘we’re not a team that makes a decision on every game’
At least three different players in the Buckeyes’ defense, starting defensive tackle Kyle Van Noy and linebacker Michael Bostock, were suspended for the upcoming game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Van Noyle said on his Twitter account Saturday that the team was “totally disappointed” with its decision and that the suspensions were based on the outcome of the game.
The suspension of Van Noyson and Bostocks came just one day after the team decided to move linebacker Ryan Shazier to safety.
Bostocked was suspended two games for a violation of team rules.
“We’re not going to make decisions based on what the outcome is of the play,” Van Noyd said.
“You can say whatever you want, we’re a team with integrity, and we’ve been working hard to build that.”
The suspension is the second of the season for a player who has been suspended, as well as the first for a starter.
VanNoy had been suspended by the Buckeye coaches in the last game of the regular season, and he was one of the Bucans who stood up for his teammates on the sideline.
In the second quarter, Van Noody was called for targeting, and the two players were penalized for that.
“It’s unfortunate,” VanNoyle said of the decision.
“Kyle Van Nouds suspension was based on our outcome on Saturday night.
I’m really disappointed.
Kyle was a huge part of our team, and I’m sure he would want to go out there and show his support.
I don’t know where he gets his motivation from.”
VanNoyson said on Twitter that he is “thrilled” with the team’s response to the situation and will continue to be a member of the team.
BOSTOCK SENTENCED FOR COACHSHIP AFTER GAME ACCUSING CHAIRMAN of ‘RAP’ article Bostocking, who was also suspended Saturday for the first two games of the 2017 season, said in a text message to The Associated Press that he was “thrust into a corner” after the game and will “continue to have issues.”
“I am disappointed in myself,” he said.
Bostic was suspended for one game for the third-straight season, after being suspended in the third quarter of a home win over Michigan State on Nov. 4, 2017.
He was also fined $25,000 for his involvement in a late-night brawl on Nov and Dec. 19, 2016.
Bostics suspension was the first of Bosts two-game suspension in the first four seasons of the NFL.
The Buckeyes also suspended offensive lineman Michael Schofield for one week and cornerback Trevon Smith for one.
“I’m disappointed in my teammates, especially Trevon,” Bostic said in the text message.
“That’s what I’m disappointed about.
That’s a shame.
I was just trying to get our guys ready for the game, to be honest with you.
I have no doubt in my mind that Trevon will be ready to go.
I would like to thank him for his support and he’ll be back on the field.
I wish him the best.
I’ve had some great support in this building.”