Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will not lose any eligibility for the NCAA rules secondary violation he committed in temporarily endorsing a nutrition products line a couple of weeks ago, the university announced yesterday in a news release.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will not lose any eligibility for the NCAA rules secondary violation he committed in temporarily endorsing a nutrition products line a couple of weeks ago, the university announced yesterday in a news release.

Miller posted a photo on Instagram late on March 24 that showed him and another Advocare distributor with a display of the company's products stacked between them. Miller also had his name on an Advocare website listing him as a distributor. It included a telephone number by which he could be reached.

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After speaking with the Ohio State rules compliance office early the next day, Miller removed the photo from Instagram and his name from the website. Although a scholarship athlete is allowed to have a job, NCAA rules forbid him trading on his fame in any fashion to generate business.

Miller told The Dispatch soon after his talk with the compliance office that "it's all good," and that proved to be the case. But OSU officials still forwarded their findings to the NCAA for clarification. Although Miller, who missed all of the 2014 season because of a shoulder injury, won't lose eligibility for any game, he was ordered to undergo a rules educational session with the compliance office, which he has completed.

Miller still is rehabilitating from shoulder surgery and has not taken part in the physical contact portion of spring practice. He is expected to be part of a three-way competition for the starting job in preseason camp with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.

Barrett, named the starter last year after Miller was injured, took the team to the brink of the postseason before suffering a broken right ankle against Michigan. Jones, in his first time as a starter, guided the Buckeyes to the national championship.

Spring at last

Ohio State spent the first nine practices of spring drills working out on the Woody Hayes Athletic Center indoor field, first because of the lingering cold of winter, and then of late to the rains.

But yesterday morning, the Buckeyes finally were able to practice on the outdoor turf fields, just beating a thunderstorm that swept through in the noon hour.

"We got to get some fresh air instead of breathing in this hot box all day," senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington said.

The Buckeyes have five practices left, including student appreciation day on Saturday and the spring game on April 18.

The other bookend

The Buckeyes went into spring seeking two new starters on the defensive line, including at the end spot opposite All-American Joey Bosa.

Tyquan Lewis has emerged at that position, which was filled by Steve Miller last season, and according to Bosa, the soon-to-be third-year sophomore is making a major splash.

"He's out there killing it," Bosa said. "He's just a freak out there."

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