May 27, 1996 in Sports

Parents Angry At Ohio State

Compiled From Wire Services

The parents of former Ohio State basketball player Jami Bosley said the school is not treating their son the way it treats football players who have been charged with more serious offenses.

Ruth Ann and Gary Bosley said neither coach Randy Ayers nor athletic director Andy Geiger contacted them before dismissing their son from the team and revoking his scholarship.

“That’s simply not true,” Geiger said. “Randy talked with Mr. Bosley at 7:45 Friday morning. He also had a long talk with Bosley’s high school coach (before the announcement).”

Bosley and Scott Gradney were removed from the team, three days after they were charged in connection with three car break-ins in a campus garage. School reports say the players confessed to the break-ins.

The statement referred to the pending misdemeanor assault charges against football players Mike Vrabel and Tom Hoying. They face a June 13 pretrial hearing in Kent Municipal Court for their alleged role in a fight outside a Kent bar.

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