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Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

Posted on: March 10, 2011 11:32 am
Edited on: March 10, 2011 12:12 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

This morning's latest story on the Jim Tressel brouhaha from the Columbus Dispatch answers a few pressing questions, such as: who was the infamous lawyer whose name was redacted in the publicly-released e-mails that Tressel elected not to forward to Buckeye compliance officials? Christopher T. Cicero , a former Buckeye walk-on who had formerly represented the tattoo parlor owner (Edward Rife) whose memorabilia purchases from (and tattoo discounts for) current Ohio State players kickstarted the entire mess.

The story also quotes an attorney with an NCAA- familiar law firm who answers the "could Tressel get tagged with a much longer suspension?" question with a hearty affirmative ("In those periods when he had an opportunity and a duty to disclose, he failed to do so," he said. "I think the NCAA could also come back and add failure to monitor or failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance.") But the most chilling answer for Tressel supporters and Buckeye fans is what the Dispatch found in regards to past violators of NCAA bylaw 10.1, which prohibits coaches from withholding knowledge potential violations from the appropriate authorities (emphasis added):
Since 2006, the NCAA has sanctioned 27 schools for violating bylaw 10.1 ... Of the 12 coaches involved, only one kept his job . The others either resigned or were fired by their schools.

Former men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien , one of his assistant coaches and former football running back Maurice Clarett each faced unethical-conduct charges by the NCAA. It cost all of them their careers at Ohio State.

Of course, most of those coaches didn't have their university presidents joking at press conferences that the coach had the power to fire him, as Gordon Gee did Tuesday. But all joking aside, that so few coaches have crossed the 10.1 line and lived to tell about it (even at OSU) illustrates why Tressel's future in Columbus is no laughing matter.


Comments

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

I cannot understand why some idiotic OSU fans believe that other colleges would want to hire Tressel? First of all he wears really ugly sweater vests, but more importantly why would anyone want to hire an admitted lier and cheater and put an NCAA bullseye on their backs? Answer...they wouldn't. So please OSU fans who are spouting that nonsense, go back to your fantasy world where everyone wants lying, cheating coaches, because other than Tennessee nobody wants to hire a known lier / cheater regardless of their records and Tressel has been caught cheating at two different schools OSU and Youngstown State.





Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: March 10, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

Typical %$#&eye fans, blind to the corruption of Tressel's era and the criminals he recruits. Can't wait for the hammer to fall down. Also it's just a matter of time before the basketball program gets it's violation. F   U   %$#$eyes"

what a lame comment. how many criminals has tressel coached..one??? selling your property is not a crime in the U.S. think before you speak moody.




Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

say good night Tressel..  Sot  got it right.. he kept his mouth shut to win games..  NCAA  isnt  gonna  let OSU get away with the 2 games.. they will be taking away the bowl win and tressel prob goin to lose his job ..



Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

sota would have buckeyes sit players so other teams have a chance, weak argument, beat tOSU @ full strength, dont wish for a handicap.



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

What do I care if Tressel gets fired or not. The fact he finally beat an SEC in a bowl was his biggest accompblishment this past season.
Clearly it effected the outcome of many games by not giving notification to the NCAA. University of Georgia receiver AJ Green sat out 6 games for one infraction of selling memorabilla. Georgia went forth and had a rotten season.
Remove all the players involved in this situation what kind of season would OSU have had, another loss or two or more. The fact is those players should have missed games, lots of games, at key positions. He ignored the underline provision in his contract that states that any infraction must be told to the university as soon as he became aware of it and then lied twice after he knew. He wasn't concerned about the kids only his coaching record, as if properly notified nothing bad would've come his way. It wasn't as if the lawyer telling him wasn't credible, it was his own ego that's not.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

AA- you have hit the nail dead on the head!!  I said earlier that the NC2A is going to get a measure of revenge on this jerk...they blew it when they did not sit the 5 thugs from the tatoo parlour/purple velvet hat store caper....If he is being HONEST, that he REALLY did not know that he was to report all of this crap, then he should be gone for JUST being stupid..



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

Typical %$#&eye fans, blind to the corruption of Tressel's era and the criminals he recruits. Can't wait for the hammer to fall down. Also it's just a matter of time before the basketball program gets it's violation. F   U   %$#$eyes



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

Perpsective: Ok, so you're Jim Tressel and the OSU brain trust. It's April. You are putting together a team you think can win the National Championship. This team has a really good chance. You receive an email from a lawyer suggesting that some of your top players have made themselves ineligible. What do you do?

Here's your choice: Ignore it. Pretend it didn't happen. Go out and have a great season. Receive the adulation of the fans and their money. Continue to build your reputation the only way OSU fans recognize, winning.  Or, suspend the players. Make examples out of them. Make a statement that the most important thing to tOSU is creating honorable upstanding young men. Losers and cheaters need not apply.

Tressel did what most coaches would do. Duck and take the money. tOSU raked in some big money in 2010. It was more than if they would have had four or five losses. And it was much more since they went to a prestigious bowl game.

I think the punishment should be a fine of half the money they raked in for the 2010 season. The NCAA needs to teach these universities that if they hide their violations to rake in the money, that it won't work. They need to show big time college athletics that cheaters don't win. Any money they earn through cheating the rules is forfeit. Put the schools in a situation that they are better off reporting the violations than being fined. Make it so that they risk losing more money for hiding violations than they would make playing out the season with several losses.



Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

Of course everyone who is not a Buckeye fan wants Tressel to lose his job............SO THEIR SCHOOL WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO HIRE A SUCESSFUL COACH!!!!!! that's the only reason..........Jealousy is a BIT#$



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Tressel in trouble? Bylaw history says yes

OSU blew it,   they should have fired him immediately and distanced themselves from Tressel as much as possible.  By supporting him and joking about it,  the NCAA will now hit OSU extremely hard!!


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