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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.
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Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:26 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

At least Jim will have more time to shop for additional sweater vests.

I can already hear the Michigan (Wal-Mart Wolverines) complaining that it should be the last five games not the first five.

Ohio State is still stacked and now it will give them time to start development of Pryor's replacement early.




Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:23 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Check out this headline. Then tell me if you are surprised at all that his choices are Alabama, USC, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.

Derek David is a 6'4 225-pound linebacker from Rockdale High in Rockdale, Texas, and the junior is considered one of the best defensive prospects in the state of Texas in his class. He originally commited to Texas Tech, but has since decommitted and has received offers from schools like Alabama, USC, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Just to name a few.


Pretty soon Miami will be getting in on the action. Gotta love these schools.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:20 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

The death star


Texas need to learn how to host a proper superbowl without ripping off fans.  Bammmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol lol 



Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:14 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

This entire thing is a JOKE JOKE JOKE! The Buckeyes are who we thought they were.

 I'm shocked no one has brought up the fact that he knew about this last April.The media didn't make the issue public until the Sugar Bowl. If Tressel and Ohio St. wanted to do the right thing, where were the suspensions last september? There is overwhelming evidence that, if the media had not gone public, there would have been ZERO suspensions.


This is only an issue now because the media found out. Ohio State is a sleezy program. Suspensions will not change a thing. Tressel's true value is his recruiting. Without scholarships being removed, Tressel has a license to do whatever he wants. Why? Because the NCAA refuese to REALLY investigate the program.  As I wrote in another post, there has always been smoke around this program. From fixing Katzenmoyer's grades, Clarrett recieving payments and gifts, or this latest schandal with pryor and 4 other stars.

Slap on the wrist. Don't expect anything to change in Columbus. They are who we thought they were.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:58 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

hey everybody.. look, six 'Canes are being suspended for their opener. Let's go bash the Miami program!



Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:48 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Donnyball06: you are correct, my apologies. My I speak now?



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:32 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too


andyb, boohoo. They should have to sit conference games. Out of conference games for Big Televetwelve teams is nothing more than a fancy pre-season game that counts to them for the most part. Bruce Pearl sitting out conference games is a good example of how it should work; big deal if your best players miss cupcakes. And woopty fuckin do it's their last season in college. Pyror is going to be another overpaid NFL QB so I'm sure it's such a big deal to him. If not for the NFL lockout/strike/whatever is going down, Pryor probably would have left anyway.

Nice of you to get a new name so you don't get bashed as being a classic OSU fanboy.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:31 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

andyb, boohoo. They should have to sit conference games. Out of conference games for Big Televetwelve teams is nothing more than a fancy pre-season game that counts to them for the most part. Bruce Pearl sitting out conference games is a good example of how it should work; big deal if your best players miss cupcakes. And woopty fuckin do it's their last season in college. Pyror is going to be another overpaid NFL QB so I'm sure it's such a big deal to him. If not for the NFL lockout/strike/whatever is going down, Pryor probably would have left anyway.

Nice of you to get a new name so you don't get bashed as being a classic OSU fanboy.



Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:28 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

All of these guys got off light. I think they allneed to be fired.




Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:27 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

All of these guys got off light. I think they allneed to be fired.



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