It was reported by NBC’s Craig Calcaterra on Dec. 28 that Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was cited for a suspended license prior to leaving for Arizona, but an OSU spokesman told BuckeyeSports.com the incident won’t affect the running back’s status for the Fiesta Bowl.
Elliott was the only individual involved in the incident, which occured Dec. 27 on State Route 315 near Lane Avenue, according to the the report from the Franklin County Municipal Court. He was cited for driving under suspention and failure to control and was fined $97. His court case is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 26
Elliott made the trip with the team and is still expected to start as the No. 7 Buckeyes take on No. 8 Notre Dame on Jan. 1. Elliott finished the regular season with 1,672 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns.
Hours after the news was first reported, the St. Louis native offered his own take on the response to the reports.