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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 18, 2011 9:20 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan

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.  

Tartan stop being a monster and open your mind please  :)



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:20 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

whitj,

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.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:16 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

 

yes, you may get aid through these options. FASFA etc. but they are loans, you still have to pay them back. you are missing the point i am trying to make here. the point is: no matter the expense of college, there are people out there who wish they could go to college. unlike student athletes they dont have the ability to go to school for little to no cost. and do not call me young person, when you are calling me a seed planter, telling me to check myself (check yo self befo you wreck yo self?) you sound like a well educated adult then. maybe you were the one with a seed planting degree. im not going to stand here and stoop down to your level and try trash talking and saying whose right or wrong. the point is, college is expensive and they, the athlete should be happy to be going to college, nd not having enormus fees following,

Tartan

Tell me what is the price for a concussion, being paralized, broken bones or even death???????????????/  Check yo self.  Get out of your la la land.  these kids are punished everyday.  you don;'t see that. These are poor. you don't see that.  Wake up young person




Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 8:42 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

whitj,

yes, you may get aid through these options. FASFA etc. but they are loans, you still have to pay them back. you are missing the point i am trying to make here. the point is: no matter the expense of college, there are people out there who wish they could go to college. unlike student athletes they dont have the ability to go to school for little to no cost. and do not call me young person, when you are calling me a seed planter, telling me to check myself (check yo self befo you wreck yo self?) you sound like a well educated adult then. maybe you were the one with a seed planting degree. im not going to stand here and stoop down to your level and try trash talking and saying whose right or wrong. the point is, college is expensive and they, the athlete should be happy to be going to college, nd not having enormus fees following,




Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 7:54 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Tartan
I am giving you 5 stars for doing your homework and educating me:)

but you need to see the real world.  you need to see how the establishment keep you blinded.  Its not your fault I was the same way when I was young.  



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 7:52 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan
no i do not want to take that statement back, because it in some cases is the truth.  in regards to 30,000 bucks for an education lets take a loom at some major universities, and non major universities. all this information is taken from the offical universities website.

!) Ohio State University- $20,000 a year, for ohio residents.
2)University of Pitt- 26,000 a year- for PA residents
3)Cleveland State University- 12,000 a year for ohio residents
4)Edinboro University of PA- 16,000 a year for PA residents
5)West Liberty University- 10,000 a year, for WV residents

(these are not even the top level of universities either

i think i have gone on enough. apparently you have no idea what youre talking about. after graduation, you will have spent thousands of dollars on education, especially with todays economy and rising costs.. so thanks for trying to argue the amount of money spent/cost for a college education. and believe me, i know what i am talkiing about, i myself am in college, and know several athletes and have talked this topic, heck, i am dating a college athlete.
Young person I have two sons in college.  One at Tosu and at Tex Tech.  I know college.  Those fees are a fruad.  Even the Pres mention the fact that schools were raising fees.  Tosu produce their own eletricity. Now explain that for increase in cost.  Universities get waivers for energy cost that public school districts can't get.  Check -yo -self -befo- you- wreck -yo- self  :).  Follow the issues concerning the public districts.  Young person.  Take cleveland state for example
  1. $12000 cost
  2. 4k is tution
  3. 6k room and board
  4. 1k for books
  5. 1k for fees etc

How is it covered
  1. 5k fasfa federal grants
  2. 4-5k some type of ohio grant
  3. 2k work study
  4. May have to get a 2-3k loan 




Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 7:29 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

whitj,

no i do not want to take that statement back, because it in some cases is the truth.  in regards to 30,000 bucks for an education lets take a loom at some major universities, and non major universities. all this information is taken from the offical universities website.

!) Ohio State University- $20,000 a year, for ohio residents.
2)University of Pitt- 26,000 a year- for PA residents
3)Cleveland State University- 12,000 a year for ohio residents
4)Edinboro University of PA- 16,000 a year for PA residents
5)West Liberty University- 10,000 a year, for WV residents

(these are not even the top level of universities either

i think i have gone on enough. apparently you have no idea what youre talking about. after graduation, you will have spent thousands of dollars on education, especially with todays economy and rising costs.. so thanks for trying to argue the amount of money spent/cost for a college education. and believe me, i know what i am talkiing about, i myself am in college, and know several athletes and have talked this topic, heck, i am dating a college athlete.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 6:00 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

This whole thing was not avery big deal until Tressel lied and covered it up. Five game suspension for the players who sold some worthless crap for pocket change, not a big deal to me. Tressel should step down, he has put the Ohio State administration on the spot here.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 5:11 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

It doesn't matter what happens ,if your not a Buckeye fan nothing will be harsh enough...there is no pleasing any of you no matter what,all these message boards do is stir the pot and make everyone show their bad sides with all the name calling and mud slinging.All of us need to get overit,it is what it is,..geez zow lets move on already....I'll be a Buckeye fan until they throw the dirt on me regardless what any of say about OSU,...Buckeye Bashers are making me tired,let all of us enjoy the NCAA basketball tournament and not let CBS Sports stir the pot,other sites are not reporting with such a negative way as much as this stupid liberal outfit does.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 4:50 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

This whole issue is a joke.  These kids sold their own property.  The NCAA, is trying to better their image afther the Cam Newton debacle.  This is a convienent laughable infraction that is getting blown out of proportion.


So you think that Green shouldn't have been punished, either?


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