Well, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and apparently the rumors that The Ohio State University is investigating several of its football players for possible NCAA rules violations is true.
The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch is reporting that the school is investigating whether several of its football players traded signed memorabilia for tattoos from the owner of a Columbus tattoo parlor, which could put their eligibility for the Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl in danger.
An athletic department spokesman told the Dispatch that no players are currently suspended for the bowl, but would not comment on whether an investigation was taking place.
But quarterback Terrelle Pryor virtually confirmed the rumors when he posted on his Twitter account, "I paid for my tattoos. GoBucks."
The rumors actually started on Tuesday, as blog posts and tweets hinted at the "ink for ink" investigation. But, like last week's rumor that 20 players from Iowa were about to be suspended for being part of a drug scandal, one never knows what is truth and what is fiction.
Apparently, at least for tOSU, an investigation as to whether this all went down is true.