Friday September 12th, 2014

Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence's future with the Buckeyes is in jeopardy after a second failed drug test, according to a report from

Spence was suspended for three games in January after a first positive test. He missed the Buckeyes' Orange Bowl loss to Clemson, as well as the first two games of this season.

Spence's parents told the The Columbus Dispatch their son is seeking treatment for a "medical illness."

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The Buckeyes' upcoming game against Kent State was supposed to be the first game Spence was eligible to play in.

Spence had 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season as a sophomore. 

- Dan Gartland

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