"I talked to Coach Alvarez and to Jim Sorgi earlier today and apologized for my actions," said Reynolds, a senior from Bowling Green, Kentucky. "I lost my poise and there is no excuse for that. That is certainly not characteristic of Ohio State football. I take full responsibility for my action. As a senior, I have a responsibility to set a better example."
"I have had an opportunity to talk with Coach Alvarez and have apologized on behalf of Ohio State and Rob Reynolds," said Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel. "Having spent the past three years with Rob, I truly believe this is an isolated incident and out of character for him. He has apologized to me and is willing to accept the consequences of his behavior."