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Get your Gold Pants on eBay

Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:37 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier today it was announced that five Ohio State players had been suspended for selling awards and receiving discounts on tattoos.  The players, including Terrelle Pryor, have been suspended for five games in the 2011 season.  Some of the things Pryor sold included his 2008 Big Ten championship ring, his 2009 Fiesta Bowl sportsmanship award and the Gold Pants he received in 2008.

Gold Pants are an award given to Ohio State players by the school for beating Michigan.  Of course, as it turns out, Pryor isn't the only former Buckeye trying to trade that gold in for some cash.  Why, if you want you're own pair, all you have to do is hit up eBay.

Now, obviously, these are from 1967.  But, still, you can buy them.  I don't think this particular player will be suspended or told to give the proceeds to charity.  So buy without guilt!

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:15 pm

Get your Gold Pants on eBay

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Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 1:14 pm

Get your Gold Pants on eBay

If the school does not want the items going up for bid, dont give them to athletes until after they graduate or leave the University.  I mean if the Ohio State guys gave the stuff to their parents and they sold them later what's the difference?
What I hate is that a bowl can give these players all sorts of gifts but they cant get it on their own?  What a crock.  I would think the players should get the same benefits the Athletic Department gets.  Like Nike supplying AD's and coaches with clothing and gear.  NCAA has to compromise ehre somewhere or find a way to give each scholarship athlete in all sports a stipend to go on.  Say $300 a month per each athlete in all sports so the players can go eat out, get a game, or even a new set of clothes.  It is not like the Colleges are not really making money anyway.  The fans pay for all of the basics and the team's need to start giving back to stop some of the excess being reported.  If it is a level playing field, then you can go aout and put the hammer down on agents, players and coaches that claim ignorance if they accept or allow players more than the $300 a month. 

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