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Ohio State's Noah Spence suspended for ecstasy, family says - abc27 WHTM

Ohio State's Noah Spence suspended for ecstasy, family says

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

abc27 News has learned why Bishop McDevitt grad and Ohio State football player Noah Spence was suspended for three games, including the Orange Bowl.

His father, Greg Spence, says Noah tested positive for a small amount of ecstasy.

It's standard procedure for every player to get tested prior to the Big 10 championship game, and Spence's family says he was shocked when his drug test came back positive.

The family says Spence unintentionally took the drug when he was given an open drink by people he didn't know at a party.

His father says the Big 10 originally suspended Spence for one year because they consider ecstasy a performance-enhancing drug. The NCAA considers ecstasy a street drug, which carries a lesser penalty.

The family appealed and the suspension was dropped to three games.

They appealed a second time, but the three-day suspension was upheld.

The Spence family says they also plan to file a lawsuit against the Big 10.

 

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