In August the NCAA's Committee on Infractions will review the alleged rules violations committed by Tressel and his players. Tressel violated NCAA bylaw 10.1 -- Unethical Conduct, one of the cornerstones of NCAA rulebook -- three times: first by failing to act when tipped off about the tattoo scandal; again last fall, by signing a standard form given to all coaches declaring that he knew of no violations; and then, last December, by not being forthcoming with school officials. Tressel's violations will almost certainly lead to sanctions that will follow him to any school that might hire him, making it highly unlikely that he will coach a major college program again. Like Woody Hayes, the ruination at the end of his Ohio State career will tail him forever.
The university's search for a permanent replacement will surely include a call to former Florida coach Urban Meyer, who like Tressel was an assistant under Earle Bruce. Meyer has bristled at talk that he would become the Buckeyes' coach, and he and other top candidates will probably wait and see what the Committee on Infractions decides. Despite Gene Smith's insistence to the contrary, the school had a systemic problem and is likely to be hit with heavy sanctions, including the loss of several scholarships.
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Larkin wrote:Here is the very damaging SI report:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/m ... eref=sihp#
Are you kidding me? The arrogant SOB says "we are going to kick your ass...."
Who is "we" Tressel? You don't work for Ohio State anymore you cheating lying bastard.
Pryor may not have been the first active Buckeye player to collect cash for signatures from Talbott. The parent of one former Ohio State player told "Outside the Lines" that he saw Talbott provide what he called "stacks of money" to active Buckeye players, including a player now in the NFL.
Larkin wrote:Someone brought up last night, that Pryor no longer has to cooperate with the NCAA if he leaves school. As for the NFL, there is no guarantee he will be drafted or even a season taking place next year. If he goes anywhere, the CFL is a possibility I suppose.
As for Ohio State's scandal, it only gets worse and worse everyday. Considering the lying about the lying and the way the BCS stripped USC of its title this week, it may well be that last season didn't exist for Ohio State and could it go back further? SI says it went back to 2002. I am thinking the lying and the cover ups and the "we didn't knows" will result in the NCAA smacking Ohio State pretty hard.
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