Jim Tressel and Ohio State: The Word from Around the Country
Newspapers and blogs are ablaze with columns and opinions on Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, following Monday's announcement that the school has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA regarding the coach's role in Tattoo-Gate.
Tressel covered up the news that his players were involved in selling merchandise and memorabilia to a local tattoo parlor owner -- not only hiding what he knew from the NCAA, but from his superiors as well.
Here's a sampling of what some folks are writing:
From Joel Hammond, Crain's Cleveland Business: “This is big trouble for Ohio State. Here's betting that the Buckeyes force Tressel to resign in an attempt to further save themselves from the NCAA, though it won't be enough.”
From Ivan Maisel, ESPN: “Tressel lacked honesty and integrity, the NCAA said. Tressel allowed ineligible players to play. This isn’t going to end well for Ohio State. The question now is if it will end quickly."
From Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports: “It is compelling to finally see in print that the NCAA has officially alleged that Ohio State competed with ineligible players on the field. Beyond Tressel's unethical conduct, that is the essence of the case. USC competed with one ineligible player (Reggie Bush) and look what it got -- a two-year bowl ban and the removal of 30 scholarships over three years.”
(Above courtesy of the Detroit Free Press)
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