|O'Brien cleared to return to coaching after NCAA ruling|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 31 January 2008 09:20|
The NCAA's ruling on March 10, 2006, all but prevented any colleges from hiring O'Brien. The governing body of college sports also said seven rules violations took place at Ohio State while he was coach.
A year after the initial ruling, the NCAA threw out three of those violations and part of a fourth because the association's enforcement staff missed a deadline for filing the charges.
Any further restrictions on future employment were lifted by Thursday's ruling by an NCAA appeals committee, leaving O'Brien free to return to coaching.