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NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Posted on: March 17, 2011 8:40 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2011 8:46 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The chances that the Ohio State Buckeyes will be contending for a Big Ten title or a national title in 2011 have just taken a hit. The suspensions of the five Ohio State players from TattooGate, the mess that got Ohio State in all this hot water in the first place, have been upheld by the NCAA.
According to this decision, Mike Adams, Daniel Herron, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor and Solomon Thomas must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel, as well as receiving improper benefits in 2009. These student-athletes must also repay money and benefits ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.
“While we are disappointed that our appeal request was denied, we respect the NCAA and accept its ruling,” said Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president and athletics director. “The players are sorry for the disappointment they have caused, will learn from their mistakes, and will strive to earn the confidence and support of everyone associated with the university through their future conduct.”
“The university remains steadfast in its commitment to continually improve the compliance education process,” said Dr. John Bruno, faculty athletics representative to the Big Ten and NCAA and Ohio State professor of psychology. “We believe that we do a good job in educating our more than 900 student-athletes, but we strive to do better to help them make good decisions.
There will be no further appeals from this point, and all five players will sit out the first five games of the 2011 season. And guess what?

Jim Tressel will be joining them. For all five games. From the Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio State and football coach Jim Tressel announced tonight that he would accept a five-game suspension for his role in the scandal that brought major NCAA violations to OSU's door.
The announcement came moments after the NCAA denied Ohio State's appeal to reduce the five-game suspensions of five football players for selling memorabilia and accepting discounts on tattoos, a violation of the NCAA extra benefits rule.
Tressel had been suspended for two games and fined $250,000 by the university for his own violations, which came to light last week. A source told The Dispatch that it was his decision to increase his suspension to five games; his fine will remain the same.
The five games that Tressel and his players will miss are against Akron, Toledo, Miami, Colorado and Michigan State. While I wouldn't worry much about Akron and Toledo if I were a Buckeye fan, those games against Miami and Michigan State could pose quite a problem to a team without it's starting quarterback, running back, wide receiver and head coach.
Comments

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:22 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan

Why should they be happy?  because your parents told you that's what happiness is??  A person's happiness is what that person define as happiness.  not what you think or you GREAT and PERFECT parents told you happiness is?  



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:19 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

you need to wake up, you are making zero sense. i am free to my oppinion just like you are to yours. i never said they were happy, i said they SHOULD be. SHOULD BE. SHOULD BE. read that again. SHOULD BE HAPPY. NOT THEY ARE HAPPY...THEY SHOULD BE HAPPY. realize youre making no sense



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:16 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan
i said they should be happy they can recieve on for little to no cost,
Who's happines???    Yours?? or theirs????   in the 1800s who appointed the AA happiness?? You are still in your box.  wake up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:06 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

whitj,

i never said they wanted a college education, i said they should be happy they can recieve on for little to no cost, because there are people out there that want a college education but cannot afford it. you continue to beat around the bush at the point i am making, because in the end you knnow i have a valid point. not once in the las posts have you recognized me saying the point im trying to make. instead your are trying to pick a fight on things i am not even pointing out, more or less its small examples. and stop telling me to wake up, i am awake, and aware. youre just pushing at things that i am not trying to make a point to



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 12:52 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan 
this is being takin completely the wrong way. the main point is, a free college education is enough as a pay to play sense. and howv does paying them money take the place of death, or being able to walk again? in the end paying them and health insurance is the same concept. no amount of money will take the place of something like that happening. and i know you cannot choose your parents, or how much they make. thats why a free education is so great, bc without it, theyd ever be able to afford a college education and be able to go to school. but instead they can bc they recieved an athletic scholarship to get them there and through school

What make you think these kids want a college education?  That's the way you were raised in your world. Not them.  Your thinking is your way of thinking.  Your morals and goals are yours not others.  Wake up! :)These kids go to college to enter the draft unless you can explain another way to get into the pros.  98% of college football and basketball players give less than a hoot about the overated education part of it all.  2-3 yrs in college then pro is usually the tenure.  Unless you enter the legal, medical or dental field.  You are going to struggle with other type of majors.  History? Really? Art? Really? 

wake up please




Since: Mar 19, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 10:06 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Tressel is building quite a resume of these types of things.  After he left Youngstown State they were severly punished for violations that occured on his watch.  Remember Troy Smith.  More violations.  Remember Clarrett?  He outed the Buckeyes in a big way.  Unfortunately for you chumps the media is all over this one and they will uncover every little this the University has done.  This dude is a convenient Christian.  When it's convenient he can drop to his knees with the best of them.



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 8:48 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

whitj,

this is being takin completely the wrong way. the main point is, a free college education is enough as a pay to play sense. and howv does paying them money take the place of death, or being able to walk again? in the end paying them and health insurance is the same concept. no amount of money will take the place of something like that happening. and i know you cannot choose your parents, or how much they make. thats why a free education is so great, bc without it, theyd ever be able to afford a college education and be able to go to school. but instead they can bc they recieved an athletic scholarship to get them there and through school.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:27 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Tartan
meant to say if you are a kid of a crack head mom



at the end of the day, suburban kid go back to the suburbs and the inner city kids go back to the inner city.  Kids don't choice their parents remember that.  You just live in accordance with the best way you know how.  If you a parent of a crack head teenage mom with great athelic ability what do you expect from that perosn.  He has to see his mom for better or worse.  






Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:25 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan

Ask the USC player that had the weights dropped on his neck  ok/   Think.  You are in a bubble world.  Its a shame CBS sports had to enlighten you



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:23 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

insurance...health insurance is how injuries, illnesses, or anything on those lines are paid for. you can stay on your parents policies until you graduate college. and i know about punishment, i played a college sport until i recieved an injury that ended my time of playing. so i am awake, i know whats going on.
tartan
does insurance bring back your life!!!!!!!!!!  think think think.   OMG think about what you are saying.  does insurance bring back your ability to walk again?  think think think !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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