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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
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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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dtudstudtyhur
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:23 am
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Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:22 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Yes Tressel lied to Ohio State so they give him 2 game & that was a joke we know why a lot of people are upset because Ohio State  is a top 5 team  so when this is done & the mighty NCAA gets done we will be a top 5 program again.  



Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:18 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Everyone must realize by now that tis is about Tiger blood, Adonis DNA and WINNING!



Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:14 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

OK teacher i will keep that in mind,  You are right about Tresels suspension it was ajooke from the get go. I would have rather see him out till the investigation was done but thats my oppinion & the 5 players sit out the bowl game but it didnt happen right now i am wanting the NCAA  get this over ASAP & move  & we buckeyes take our hits & move forward .



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:09 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Nope, not a bit Flippo.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:08 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Everyone needs to lay off the hate train for the Buckeyes.  Well spoken KJKU.  Only because Ohio State is an annual National contender, folks jump on them like back in the day when Miami, Florida State, and Florida were annual top-5 teams.  Tressel should have come clean on this sooner...agreed, but until a formal investigation is performed, please just lay off the Buckeyes. 

I apologize for them being the best team over the last 10 years...the Tressel era...8 BCS Bowls...the most all-time.  Tressel has built a great program there at Ohio State and it will keep on going.  Tressel will take his punishment and drive on and be all the better for it.  Don't be surprised if the Buckeyes don't just surprise everyone and win it all for several years in a row due to all of this.  It's like waking up the sleeping giant. 



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:02 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Lets not forget if it was not for the employee at the tatoo parlor getting cought by the feds this would have never came out the guy was going down & is taking people with him we are talking about tatoos  folks


Actually, this is where so many fans are deluding themselves in a feable attempt to downplay this incident.  This (Tressel's punishment) has NOTHING to do with tatoos.  It has everything to do with his ommission and lies in reporting this incident as he was required to do by contract to OSU and by rule of the NCAA.




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 8:59 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

OK well the Buckeye haters are in full battle mode but its like this when this mess came out that Ohio State players was selling & trade thier signature for cash or get tatoos all or most of the buckeye haters shouted for the death penalty Well its not happening & keep in mind that kind of rule breaking just don't happen at Ohio State it just Ohio state & USC & Auburn & who ever else was dumb enough to get cought & according to the Yahoo writers who broke the story they are going to put out two more major problems at two or more schools over the next several weeks & months to come so I hope its not my Buckeyes but if it is then they get what they deserv & if its an sec,big12 or pac 10 then the fans of those schools that most of you haters like then I hope the best for you & be like the true fan I am & just except it that all the schools or most of them cheat


Wow, that just hurts to try to read.  Don't worry about the spelling but please take a few more night classes on punctuation.  Anyway, I don't think too many people were looking for the death penalty over what Tressel did but a two game suspension is nothing considering the scope of his actions.  Personally, I would have thought it would have been fair for him to sit out 2-3 conference games as I thought that sitting out the first two, as previously planned, was a joke.  However, sitting out the first five is enough as well.  As for the players, I think you are making things up with that one.  I don't remember anyone screaming for the death penalty over the tattoos.  They only thought that the penalties should have been assessed when the violations were discovered.  Oh, wait, I meant discovered by the school or the NCAA as we now know that they were truly discovered MUCH earlier.  As far as "rule breaking just don't happen at Ohio State", you may want to choose your words differently.  Tressel's example is a pretty big case of rule breaking and they appear to be fostering an atmosphere where breaking rules (or even being questionable with laws) is acceptable with one of its recent recruits.



Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 8:59 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Lets not forget if it was not for the employee at the tatoo parlor getting cought by the feds this would have never came out the guy was going down & is taking people with him we are talking about tatoos  folks  & because the NCAA is getting so much bad pub over the way they handled this & the Cam Newton  situation  Ohio state is going to be the example of the NCAA being more harsh on schools that break any rules




Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 8:59 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Thanks for clarifying who he lied to. Does that somehow make it less offensive in your eyes?


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