Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel isn't sure how long Lydell Ross will be suspended from the team after the starting tailback got into trouble at a local strip club.
"How long it will be, I really don't know," Tressel said after a 30-7 victory over Indiana. "We were busy with other agendas when it came up and we'll address that at the proper time."
The Buckeyes (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) ended a three-game losing streak with the victory. Freshman Tony Pittman got most of the carries in Ross's absence and responded with 144 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Tressel suspended Ross on Friday for one game but gave no details as to why. Ross was not on the Ohio State sideline during the game.
The strip club Pure Platinum filed a police report Friday, but Ross was not arrested or charged by yesterday afternoon. The club accuses Ross of theft by deception for using coupons in the club that were not his, the report said.
The police report said the incident happened last Sunday morning, hours after the Buckeyes lost, 33-7, at Iowa for their third loss in a row.
Tressel said as far as he knew no other Ohio State players were involved in the incident.
Ross was averaging 57 yards a game and 3.6 yards per carry. He scored three touchdowns while starting the first six games and rushing for 343 yards on 94 carries.
-- Associated Press