Quarterback Braxton Miller did not commit any violations of NCAA rules from autographs of his that appeared on an auction website, Ohio State has determined.

Quarterback Braxton Miller did not commit any violations of NCAA rules from autographs of his that appeared on an auction website, Ohio State has determined.

"No issue," athletic director Gene Smith said yesterday. "None whatsoever."

Smith said that the vast majority of the signed items were obtained last month at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago. Players and coaches sit at tables where fans can get autographs.

"If you have me sign something for you, you can put it up (for sale)," Smith said. "That's where that's from."

BustedCoverage.com reported that the memorabilia dealer who sold Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel's autographed items had 19 signed items from South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney available on eBay. The story listed four items signed by Miller.

"We're aware of it," Smith said. "We went on that site. We started Sunday night, and we talked to Braxton."

It would be an NCAA violation if a player profited from the selling of his autograph. The NCAA is investigating whether Manziel profited from the sale of his signed items.

Injuries hit

Freshman safety Jayme Thompson reportedly suffered a broken ankle in practice and will miss three months.The Toledo Blade, Thompson's hometown newspaper, reported that he will have surgery to insert screws into the ankle. Ohio State would not confirm the injury.

Starting left guard Andrew Norwell also was injured during practice, but his injury is believed to be a right foot strain and is not considered serious. Chase Farris replaced Norwell with the starting unit in team drills.

Practicing, but …

Running back Carlos Hyde and cornerback Bradley Roby are practicing, but both are paying the on-field price for their off-the-field scrapes by practicing with backups.

Hyde wasn't charged after a July incident at a Downtown bar with a 19-year-old woman, but coach Urban Meyer suspended him for at least the first three games of the season.

Roby also likely faces a suspension because of an altercation outside a bar in Bloomington, Ind., that same weekend. Roby was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, and Meyer said he's waiting to evaluate all the facts in the case before determining disciplinary action.

With Hyde not working with the first team yesterday, Jordan Hall, who's expected to play the hybrid spot, took the first handoff, and Rod Smith was next in line. Roby, an all-Big Ten player in 2012, played with the second team. He had an interception and nearly had another.

"Coach Meyer isn't tolerating anything," safety C.J. Barnett said. "(Roby) messed up and broke a rule and has to pay for it. It's unfortunate that he's not playing with the (starters) and we're not building that chemistry, but we have 'next body up' (for a philosophy). That's why we recruit so well."

Wilson keeps shining

Freshman Dontre Wilson already has become the talk of training camp, and he continued to show why. He took a handoff on a play that looked to be designed to go past the left guard. But Wilson darted outside so fluidly and instantaneously that he outran the defensive containment and darted down the left sideline.

"He's a special player," senior safety Christian Bryant said.

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