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Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

Posted on: May 27, 2011 1:58 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Thursday former Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small caused quite a stir in the college football world when he told Ohio State's student newspaper The Lantern that "everybody" was selling memorabilia and getting deals on cars while at Ohio State. As you'd expect, this brought a lot of blowback for Small from both current and former Buckeyes along with Ohio State fans.

Well, surprise, surprise, Small is suddenly changing his tune. In an interview with WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Small says that The Lantern "flipped" his words.

"It's hard being an athlete," Small said. "That was basically what I was saying. (The Lantern author) just flipped my words around and make the whole Buckeye Nation hate me."

Small went on to say that The Lantern got the majority of the story wrong.

The Lantern denied Small's allegation, Aker reported.

"We, 100 percent, stand by our story," said Lantern Editor Zach Meisel. "Everything (Small) said was recorded."

Small was quoted in The Lantern article and said that some players "don't even think about NCAA rules."

How convenient for Small. It's somewhat hard to believe that the original story could "flip" the words that Small said. I mean, if all he was trying to say was that it is hard being an athlete then all Small had to say was "it's hard being an athlete." He didn't have to talk about how easy it was to sell memorabilia for some extra cash, or about how getting deals on cars isn't that big of a deal. He also didn't need to say that there was "a lot [of dirt] on everybody." I mean, these are incredibly abstract ways to say "being an athlete is hard" aren't they?

I don't think anybody flipped Small's words at all. I just think that Small didn't think about the type of reaction his words would receive and he now regrets saying anything and is just trying to dig himself out of a hole.

UPDATE: Did The Lantern really "flip" Small's words around? Well, the paper released audio of the interview. You decide. 

Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:25 am
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

DEAD HORSE,  yeah right .  Look at Oklahoma in '89,  11 years before they got back.  There's gonna be some long cold winters in Columbus.



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: May 28, 2011 3:06 am
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

Beat that dead horse CBS! tOSU is still going the beat scUM and have a shot at he big ten title next season. O-H-I-O



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: May 28, 2011 3:05 am
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

beat that dead horse cbs!  tOSU is stilling going to whip scUM and have a shot at the big ten title next season. O-H-I-O



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 1:25 am
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

just like the uk fans whining and crying over the laetner shot...the cane fans are still whining and crying over the past.....get a life trolls



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

Its disgusting what the media has become in this country... As in this case reaching for and creating what ever smut they can to validate ridicule's accusations they've sensationalized themselves. Just as ESPN assisted a disgruntled M. Clarret in fabricating a slew of improprieiteis... CBS and every other tabloid type media outlet in the country is pouring over the campus at OSU looking for any slug they can find to agree with their smoking gun BS. There are probably many more players that have sold personal items at Ohio State. Just as they have at every institution in the country. Ohio State's players actually probably have a larger market and treasures to sell than most.
The topper from the carpet baggers here was stumping for Urban Meyer to step in for Tressel. Look back at the crap he had goin on at Fla. The violent criminals and felons the guy cuddled was blatant debauchery. Thats a large portion of his quick departure... Tressel learns of after the fact then doesn't report players during an ongoing FBI investigation and these ambulance chasers act like he murdered someone. As much as they want to imply there's nothing there. The car situation has ran its course after great exaggeration.
Now CBS digs up another disgruntled loser that Tressel was forced to retain because of the legal ramifications of releasing him... and begs for any derogatory smut they can coerce from him.  A large portion of this attack stems from Jim Tressel's history of exposing unscrupulous reporters and basically making look like the idiots. That majority off College team reporters care nothing for the game. They are there to sell breaking news however they can obtain it without any regard for anyone or anything.  Then the simple fan's that jump on this because they oppose anything Ohio State exposing their IQ's. This stink is in every aspect of American media and every subject. It a blight an needs to be addressed by someone... these slugs answer to no one



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

@LSUSMC


So let me get this straight...What happened at USC isn't asa bad as what happened in Columbus. Right. USC PAID REGGIE BUSH AND HIS FAMILY TO GO TO SCHOOL THERE. The "Tat Five" sold their own posessions for cash and tatoos, the JT lied about it. Not even is the same realm buddy. That's why they didn't get slapped with failure to monitor or lack of institutional control. ...  



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Ray Small changes his story - UPDATE

So we can both say that this investigiation is not complete, and there is no proof if NCAA rules were or were not violated, can we agree on that. Or are you do you have to much pride to see past your own face.


5 stars for your post OUguy1999! Thank you for setting me straight about my original post. I misrepresented the information from the TV-10 report as evidence that there haven't been any shady car deals for Ohio State football players or their famiilies. That is inconclusive at this point. And even if the BMV concludes that no laws were broken, it still won't prove that the dealership didn't extend special discounts to players and their relatives. So I guess the only thing the TV-10 report shows is that the dealership made a profit on the car they sold to Thaddeus Gibson.


Kudos to you. Well done. 



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Ray Small changes his story

That deal now looks like it did not violate any BMV laws but questions remain about sales taxes."


And so from what i have gathered from both stories is that the BMV has not completed their investigation yet, and neither report discloses any confirmed info about what has been found by the BMV. So in conclusion, like the report i showed, the findings wont be public until the investigation is completed. Which means your statement came from who? and this statement only says no violation to BMV laws, which has not been confirmed yet, neither story confirmed nor denied that NCAA rules were violated.


So we can both say that this investigiation is not complete, and there is no proof if NCAA rules were or were not violated, can we agree on that. Or are you do you have to much pride to see past your own face.



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Ray Small changes his story

Boy do you osu fans know how to use spacific words and sentances to make yourself look knowlegable and precise. You forgot to put all the other stuff about that story in there.
Here's the link to I referenced. Your's is a Columbus Dispatch article. I referenced a May 25, 2011 Columbus television report from WBNS-10TV entitled "BMV Close To Completing Investigation Into Ohio State Football Car Deals"

It reads in part, "The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles was nearly finished with its look at car deals involving Ohio State football players, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported on Wednesday.

It appears that Jack Maxton Chevrolet, the dealership at the center of the controversy, made money on the car deal. The issue now is whether the state of Ohio received all of the sales tax it was owed, Aker reported.

The investigation started when reports came out that many Ohio State University athletes were buying cars from the same dealership and the same salesman, Aaron Kniffin.

Reports raised questions about one deal in particular; that of former Buckeye linebacker Thaddeus Gibson. 
   
That deal now looks like it did not violate any BMV laws but questions remain about sales taxes."





Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Ray Small changes his story

These buckeyes are so good at putting a twist at everything hoping to sweep there problems under the carpet!. Your cheating coach is gone if not during the 2011 season he will not be returning as head coach for the 2012 season! You can count on it!



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