Last month Braxton Miller The quarterback at Ohio State University broke an NCAA rule according to CBS Sports. A post he made on Instagram has been ruled to be a promotion for Advocate nutritional supplements. College athletes are prohibited by the NCAA from using their status as an athlete to promote products. Miller has been reinstated without any sanctions.
Miller posted a picture of him and the owner of Authentik Fitness a health and fitness company in Columbus, Ohio seated with a number of Advocare products. Authentik Fitness is an Advocare dealer.
Ohio State University released a statement on the matter. “The NCAA has determined Braxton Miller’s Instagram post on March 24, 2015, was deemed to be a promotion of a commercial product. 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 is a two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year. He was a preseason front runner for last year’s Heisman Trophy, before He was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
He watched his back up and third string quarterback lead the team to a national championship. Miller is in a heated competition with the two other quarterbacks for the starting position this year.