Miller Reinstated After AdvoCare Photo

Just less than two weeks after Braxton Miller posted a picture to his Instagram account promoting AdvoCare products, the NCAA has reinstated the Buckeye quarterback.

On March 31 Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer seemed confident that Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller would be “OK” despite a picture the senior posted to his Instagram account that showed Miller at a table promoting AdvoCare products. Today Meyer was proven right.

The Ohio State Department of Athletics released a statement this afternoon declaring that the NCAA has reinstated Miller.

“The NCAA has determined that Braxton Miller’s Instagram post on March 24, 2015, was deemed to be a promotion of a commercial product,” the statement said. “The Ohio State University Dept. of Athletics reported the incident to the NCAA, and the NCAA has reinstated Braxton’s eligibility without any conditions. This was considered a minor violation and the matter is now closed.”

Miller removed the initial post of himself with the AdvoCare products, a company that gets the bulk of its revenue from sales of sports performance products sold by individuals who sign on to distribute them. NCAA athletes are allowed to serve as AdvoCare distributors, but cannot profit off their likeness while in school. In addition to removing the picture, Miller’s name was removed from his AdvoCare page.

Here is what Meyer had to say last week while the matter was still being investigated.


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