After a brief investigation by Ohio State University of allegations that former Buckeyes wide receiver Santonio Holmes accepted payments from a sports agent, the school announced it has accepted Holmes' denial and considers the case closed.
The allegation was made in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, which quoted former NFL player agent Josh Luchs saying he met with Holmes in November of 2005 after his junior season to talk about representing him. Luchs, who says he paid money to several college players to recruit them to his agency, claims Holmes told him he already was receiving payments from another agent who was taking care of his family.
Holmes, who now is with the Jets, denied the allegations earlier this week. According to an Associated Press report, OSU coach Jim Tressel said on Thursday he was troubled by the report but was reassured by Holmes’ denial.