Ohio State Buckeyes star defensive lineman Joey Bosa has been suspended for the team’s opening game against Virginia Tech, along with some of his teammates, and one key supporter of the decision is none other than Bosa’s father, John.
Speaking to Ari Wasserman of Northeast Ohio Media Group, the elder Bosa voiced his unwavering support for his son’s suspension.
Bosa’s farther, John, confirmed the suspension with Northeast Ohio Media Group and agreed that the punishment was warranted for his son’s actions.
“I fully support Ohio State and I fully support my son,” John Bosa told Northeast Ohio Media Group. “Coach Meyer, to his character, has team rules and it doesn’t matter who breaks them.”
Though he will only miss one game, Bosa is still a tremendous loss for Ohio State’s defense. He had 55 tackles, 21 of which were for a loss, plus 13 sacks and four forced fumbles last season and is a freak of an athlete at 6-foot-6, 275 pounds.
It should also be noted that the Buckeyes’ sole loss last season came against Virginia Tech, against whom the team opens the season on September 7.
Ohio State will surely still be the favorite to win, but losing Bosa certainly tilts the scales a bit.
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