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Friday, June 03, 2011

SI investigation tears down "ignorant" Tressel and Ohio State

Values, shmalues. Jim Tressel is a cheat, a sham and a fraud. Eight years of countless violations at Ohio State which went unnoticed... and of course, add to that Tressel's cheating ways at Youngstown State -- oblivious to the people of Ohio, who want a winner no matter what.

How shameful is OSU? Read the Sports Illustrated investigation... even if 10% of it is true, it is a significant blight and shameful for the Buckeye Nation.

Expect the Buckeyes to vacate their victories the past year or more, a few years of probation, and scholarship losses. No death penalty, but expect USC/Reggie Bush - or worse - type penalties... especially since Tressel embarrassed the NCAA.

my favorite excerpts: "For more than a decade, Ohioans have viewed Tressel as a pillar of rectitude, and have disregarded or made excuses for the allegations and scandal that have quietly followed him throughout his career. His integrity was one of the great myths of college football. Like a disgraced politician who preaches probity but is caught in lies, the Senator was not the person he purported to be."

"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."

WOW. Plead ignorance and give me death.