The five Ohio State football players who were suspended last week for the first five games of the 2011 season publicly apologized Tuesday, CNN affiliate WBNS reported.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tailback Daniel "Boom" Herron (pictured above), offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas took turns speaking at the university's Woody Hayes Athletic Center, most of them without notes.
"I was very young and immature," Pryor said. "I am deeply sorry."
The players were suspended because they received improper benefits for selling awards, gifts and university apparel.
A sixth player, Jordan Whiting, was suspended for just the first game of the 2011 season. He did not attend Tuesday's event.
All of the players are eligible to play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas in New Orleans on January 4.
Posey was the only player who announced that he would return for next season. Other players did not address that issue.