By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The off-field problems for the Ohio State football program continue with the suspension of two local players.

The school announced that running back Jordan Hall, Corey Brown and Travis Howard have all been suspended for Saturday’s season opener against Akron.

Hall (Jeannette) was expected to start for Ohio State on Saturday and Brown (Gateway) was listed as a backup cornerback.

The players disclosed that they each received impermissible benefits of $300 or less at a charity event earlier this year.

It’s possible that the players could face additional punishment beyond the one-game suspension.

The Buckeyes already were without RB Dan Herron, WR Devier Posey, OL Mike Adams and DL Solomon Thomas, part of last year’s infamous tattoo scandal.

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