On December 23, 2010, DeVier Posey and four other Ohio State players were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, but were allowed to play in Ohio State's bowl game, the AllstateSugar Bowl, which they won 31–26 vs. Arkansas. DeVier Posey was said to have sold a jersey, pants, and shoes that he had previously worn in a game. The other suspended players were quarterback Terrelle Pryor, running back Dan Herron, offensive lineman Mike Adams, and defensive end Soloman Thomas. On May 30, 2011, Jim Tressel resigned as the Ohio State University football coach. Herron was expected to get his starting spot back after his suspension. Luke Fickell was named the interim head coach for the 2011 season.
On October 3, 2011, in an unrelated story, Herron was suspended for one more week due to being overpaid during a summer job in the Cleveland area. Several ESPN analysts, including Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Spielman, said that they did not believe Herron or DeVier Posey, who was also suspended the first six game of the 2011 season as well, would ever play or should ever play at Ohio State again. They added, however, that the pair should still be allowed to practice, work out, and stay on scholarship at the university.
On January 13, 2013, Posey injured his ankle during the New England Patriots 41–28 win over the Texans in the AFC Divisional Rounds. Further testing indicated that Posey suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.