PRESIDENTIAL pardons are serious business. Unless, apparently, you're an Ohio State football fan.
Buckeyes fans recently tried to waste President Obama's time by posting a petition on whitehouse.gov imploring him to pardon their football team.
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Buckeyes can't play for the Big Ten title or for the national championship. The sanctions came down last December after it was discovered some players received a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other memorabilia.
The petition has little chance of swaying Obama, considering it has been removed from the site.
What's interesting is that fans waited until the team was 11-0 before filing the petition.