$400K+ Pricetag For Ohio State Scandal Advice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Records show Ohio State paid nearly $270,000 to a Chicago PR firm to help it manage publicity stemming from the university's memorabilia-for-cash scandal.

The university also paid a consulting company with experience in
NCAA investigations more than $160,000 for its expertise.

The athletic department's total costs for the NCAA investigation
into Ohio State's football program are about $800,000 so far.

Records released by the university Friday show Ohio State paid
Chicago-based Kekst and Co. $267,000 for help with public
relations.

The university also paid The Compliance Group of Lenexa, Kansas
$162,000 for help dealing with the compliance problems uncovered by the scandal.


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