Ohio State is checking into a possible NCAA rules violation involving Braxton Miller after the senior quarterback was pictured on an Instagram page appearing to endorse a line of nutritional products.
The information page, with Miller sitting next to a local trainer behind a table with AdvoCare products, was deleted Tuesday night. It included links to order items through Miller.
Ohio State officials did not issue a formal statement on Wednesday but said the school is looking into the situation. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Miller is not concerned about any possible rules violation.
College athletes are allowed to sell products such as AdvoCare, but they can’t use their image or their ties to a school for promotional purposes.
Miller is working out with the Buckeyes this spring after undergoing shoulder surgery and sitting out the 2014 season. The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year is rehabbing the shoulder and expected back in the fall to compete with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones for the starting job.
AdvoCare is a weight-loss and nutritional products company that sponsors the Texas Bowl.