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“Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation,” said former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, who is charing the working group, in a release. “We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take.”
Along with Davidson, the group consists of former acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and current university trustees Alex Fischer, Janet Porter and Alex Shumate.
Mary Jo White, former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is leading an investigative team. She is a senior chair with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
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Sunday night’s announcement also revealed University President Dr. Michael V. Drake, in consultation with the board of trustees, will decide what actions to take based on the findings of the investigation.
Under the direction of interim coach Ryan Day, Ohio State began practice Friday morning.