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Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:08 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Ohio State added a 24th and final member to its recruiting class yesterday, but that signee won't arrive in Columbus without some degree on controversy.

That signee is Chris Carter, the 6'6", 350-pound offensive lineman who on Signing Day, Feb. 1, was arrested on suspicion fondling multiple underage girls while pretending to measure them for ROTC uniforms. The arrest threw Carter's future with the Buckeyes into doubt, but a lack of evidence resulted in the case being dismissed shortly afterwards.

After "three weeks of looking into the situation," Jim Tressel elected to overlook the arrest and welcome Carter with open arms :
"He has had a great support system at home, as well as at his high school. ... They truly believe that Chris will have great success on and off the field at Ohio State."
Whether fair or not, Tressel will have to hope that makes good on that promise of "great success off the field," since few players in Columbus (if any) will be under as much scrutiny for their off-field behavior. But if Carter can prove the arrest and suspicion is truly behind him, the Buckeyes will be getting a huge building block for an offensive line that has occasionally struggled against top-flight competition in recent years.

Comments

Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

The Ohio State University is a top flight University when it comes to athletics....alll athletics.

I'm not sure which is worse - accepting money from boosters/agents or being accused of fondling




Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Tradition is what makes College Football great................O$U is just following their own traditions.  The Vest will make sure this kid gets to class, turns into a fine upstanding member of.................Mwahahahahaaha, sorry I couldn't even finish typing that sentence.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Why wasnt the article titled

Ohio State signs recruit not charged after erroneous arrest?

No, that doesn't encourage you to click it.

What does?

Ohio State Signs Recruit accused of Fondling

Yeah, that will draw them in ...

Pathetic, CBS. But then again you do employ Gregg Doyel and Freeman so its obvious that you care very little about integrity. Just ask Charlie Sheen. How long did he tip toe on the deep end before CBS was FORCED to cancel the show. (For the season ..notice they didnt cancel it for good ...)

Just more examples of our corporate owned media wh0res who care only about bottom lines than integrity. (Much like America and Americans in general ...)




Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Ever since Clarett, Tressel has been known for taking in troubled players and this guy is not going to be the last he brings in
Well let's see...Clarett was on the team in 2002. An now there hasn't been a problem until 2009. Sounds like a load of troubled players to me. Moron!



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

NYKLIB725, you are biased because Ohio State has also produced such men as Cris Carter, Craig Krentzel, Korey Stringer, Eddie George, and a slew of others that give back to the community ten-fold.  Not to mention Woody Hayes who outside of his on the field antics was a class act off the field.

As for fondling underage girls remember this is a 18 year old boy and I do mean "boy" from a mental standpoint.  He is not even out of high school and many girls in high school that he socializes with have not reached their 18th birthday so whether he was playing around or the accussations are completely false it's much better to put the kid in a positive atmosphere rather than to chastise him as an outcast which would lead to a very bitter and hateful young man. 

The Buckeyes did not take this kid cause he is the best  in talent.  He was offered the final scholarship available for this year's recruiting class.  He might never get on the field as a Buckeye.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Looks like the homers beat the haters.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

They always seem to take on troubled star players:  Clarett, Pryor, and now this guy.  Also, the other 4 players who were suspended the first 5 games this season.  I may sound biased here because I do not and never have liked Ohio State football, but this school seems to recruit players with troubled lives off the field.  I have no problem with taking the best talent, but what this guy did, no D-I coach from a major program should take him on.  This is basically saying what he did to those girls was okay and he will go to college there and do the same things.  If Randy Moss got kicked out of Florida State, another big program, for drugs, then this guy should not be allowed to go to Ohio State and he should end up in a smaller school.  If I was a college coach, I would also want the best players, but if they had reputations which were going to give my school and program a bad rep, I wouldn't take them on.  Ever since Clarett, Tressel has been known for taking in troubled players and this guy is not going to be the last he brings in.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Here comes the truth, which for some is a difficult thing.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

I'm guessing after taking a chance on this guy Ohio State will use the "hands on" approach to keep him in line.....



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

If everyone can look the other way with others who were not convicted of wrongdoing then why should this be any different...great story about a non-story


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