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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: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Remember that our court system is based on innocence until guilt is proven. If the case was dismissed very early, there are likely several incongruencies between the accusations and evidence. We hope a girl was not assaulted but we also hope an innocent kid doesn't go to jail.




Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

This is not the "BUSH LEAGUE" you know .



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

He was just trying to dot the I



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

That's a "Titalating" thought ...... 



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

I'm not a fan of college football, but it is apparent that any top program looking to stay in the game (read: TV money, bowl games, national exposure, etc) will take a flyer on anyone, so long as they have talent. Who cares what these players do on their own time?
The coaches don't, no question of it.



Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Your obviously as stupid as the players playing. Nice to make fun of teenage girls being sexually assualted.




Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

This just shows that Jim Tressell is no better than the others. He is obviously willing to do WHATEVER he has to do to win, regardless of the players circumstances. I don’t buy the whole sweater vest, holier than thou persona he gives off. Why, because it’s just that, a well crafted persona? He does what anyone in the public eye does and that is craft a persona that will get them liked, listened to etc. If you think you know who Jim Tressell is, your sadly mistaken; you know WHO HE wants you to know he is. I think there were enough mafia references when he was at Youngstown St, and how many "loaned" cars has Terrell Pryor driven? Let’s be adults and stop pretending that good old State U “isn’t like the rest of them”.




Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

crevice



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

He shouldn't have fondled ... he should have went straight for the cavice.


Gipper10
Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:42 pm
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