COLUMBUS, OH (TheSpread) – The NCAA cracked down on the Ohio State football program on Thursday, suspending five players, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor and running back Daniel Herron the first five games of the 2011 season.

The players were suspended by the NCAA for selling awards, gifts, and university apparel and receiving improper benefits in 2009. The five players are required to pay back all money and benefits that they received to charity.

Despite the ruling, all of the players will be allowed to play in the 2011 Sugar Bowl against Arkansas on Tuesday, January 4.

According to College Football Bowl odds and oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, the Buckeyes are a 3-point favorite against the Razorbacks in the bowl game.

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