COLUMBUS — A state lawmaker has proposed restoring the Ohio State University football team's 2010 season that was vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal.
Rep. Brian Stewart is a Republican from Ashville in central Ohio and an Ohio State graduate.
Stewart has sponsored a resolution calling on the NCAA to reinstate the team's 2010 record and wins.
The season was vacated following revelations that players in 2009 and 2010 accepted cash and free or discounted tattoos from a Columbus tattoo parlor owner and also traded memorabilia like championship rings for cash.
Stewart notes that the NCAA now allows players to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness.