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Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Posted on: June 2, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well what do you know. A post about an Ohio State football player and his car, and the football player isn't Terrelle Pryor. Former Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in April, says that he was offered a car while he played at Ohio State, but he turned it down. In an appearance on ESPN Radio's All Night on Wednesday night, Rolle told the story to host Jason Smith and the Naples News has the details of the conversation.

“Somebody actually offered me a car and I said no,” Rolle told Smith. “I bought a 2002 VW Jetta in ’09 and someone offered to give me another car, a better car, and cheaper, and being the type of a person I am I said no to it because I wasn’t raised to do something like that.”

Rolle also went on to praise his former coach, Jim Tressel.

“I love the guy, he showed me how to grow from an immature kid coming to college now I’m a man getting ready to graduate,” Rolle said. “All because of him taking the chance coming down to Immokalee, a small town and recruit a kid like myself. I owe him a great deal for the success I’ve had thus far. I love him and he’s a guy I haven’t lost faith in and I still trust in him.” 

Rolle also went on to say that he isn't going to follow the trend of bashing his former teammate Terrelle Pryor, calling him a brother and saying he loves him. Which is probably the right thing to do. Understandably, Pryor has taken a lot of heat in recent days for everything that's gone on during his time in Columbus, but it's really not fair to blame Pryor and Pryor alone. He was one of many Ohio State players over the years who allegedly skirted NCAA rules while at Ohio State, and all under the watch of Tressel and the Ohio State Athletic Department. 

Comments

Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 4, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

What kind ?  Was it Rolles Royce ?



Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 4, 2011 7:40 am
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Why wasn't he offered a Rolles Royce ?



Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

I would like to know what the deans and professors at OSU have to say about all of this, but I'm sure they are afraid to speak out.




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

He is now been seen driving a Sherman Tank in Upper Arlington.

Too cool!  Now he is going for a vintage vehicle.



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Yes, I meant German Village.  However, since my last post he crashed the jackwagon when he accidentally engaged the nitrous booster.  He is now been seen driving a Sherman Tank in Upper Arlington.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Nice try bgrubman.  Did you mean German Village?



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Do you use nitrous oxide to become a NitroBuck?

LOL  Only to make my cars run faster, bgrubman.





Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

I hear Pryor turned in his 350Z today.  Now he has been spotted driving around German Town in a Jackwagon.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Because I really feel like that is just the tip of the iceberg and a lot of stuff is about to get busted loose.  It seems like everyday someone comes foward with bad news or something turns up negative.  I really feel like osu is about to get the hammer dropped on them hard.  I also feel like some of the hammer being dropped is going to be due to the fact that the NCAA has looked so dumb for the past few years......Your thoughts?

You may be right, but I really think the majority of the iceberg has already been exposed.  Based on the Notice of Allegations that OSU has already received from the NCAA, OSU has not been charged with the more serious Failure to Monitor or the dreaded Lack of Institutional Control (which is what USC was hit with).  As such, I would not normally expect OSU to be hit as hard as USC.  However, there seems to be a big media push to get the NCAA to step up it's punishment levels.  Bad timing for OSU, or maybe the media simply hates OSU.  Either way, there is a good possibility that OSU will get hit harder than other schools who have had a similar issue (coach lied to NCAA).  My guess is OSU will get hit a lot harder than Tennessee did for Bruce Pearl's comparable offense.

That said, the Notice of Allegations really only pertains to Tressel's failure to report and the resulting ineligible players issues.  The NCAA is currently investigating the car deals and the additional kids involved in memorabilia for tattoos.  While the SI article chronicled that for the public, the folks in Columbus have known for quite some time that additional players would be named.  As a result, the NCAA no doubt knew about these things long before the SI article.  OSU has been fully cooperative with the NCAA in all of these matters (as opposed to USC).  It will be interesting to see what comes of the current investigation, as it could raise the allegations against OSU to a more serious level...like possibly Failure to Monitor.  One thing is sure, there will be a bunch more players that are suspended for a number of games this Fall.  Maybe around 10 starters overall, so getting through the first 6 games without 2-3 losses would be amazing.




Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Former Buckeye LB says he was offered a car

Do you use nitrous oxide to become a NitroBuck?


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