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Tressel still has to pay his fine

Posted on: June 10, 2011 12:22 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Resigning as head coach at Ohio State doesn't mean Jim Tressel will escape the fine the school gave him.

On Thursday Ohio State president Gordon Gee let the world know that Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor weren't the only people who had left the school in recent weeks, saying that the NCAA investigators who were around left Columbus a week ago. Of course, just because the investigators have left, that doesn't mean the investigation is over. As for Jim Tressel, just because he's no longer the head coach of Ohio State, that doesn't men he's allowed to stop paying for his mistakes.

While Tressel is no longer required to meet with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on August 12th, if he hopes to coach again on the college level, it's a move he should make. Still, that's a choice he's allowed to make. A choice he doesn't have, according to Gee, is whether or not he'll pay the $250,000 fine the school originally gave him -- along with the five-game suspension -- in an effort to ease any future punishment from the NCAA. Gee said on Thursday that Tressel will pay the fine, and the school said the details of the payment are still being worked out.

Which is a pretty big dent in Tressel's wallet, especially now that he won't have the regular income as Ohio State's head coach. So even though he won't have to deal with any penalties likely coming Ohio State's way in the future, Tressel will still feel hit in his bank account. 
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Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

actually Jesus could not be reached for a comment, he's hanging out at Rev. Campings, and discussing plans for the next big ENDOFTHEWORLDPALOOZA Tour.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Lawsuit against the NCAA?  We heard the same nonsense from many USC fans, and look at how that worked out.  Ohio State will not file a lawsuit against the NCAA, no matter the penalties they receive from this mess. 



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

How much longer before Gordon Gee and Gene Smith are given their pink slips?



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:54 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

That''s complete bullshit.  Just yet another way for te NCAA to steal money from the people who actually do the work.

Antz, the NCAA does not get the money.  OSU does.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:43 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

$250,000?

Chump change for a guy who has made well over $18,000,000 (18 MILLION) over the last 9 years.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:40 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

What everyone forgets is that the fine, along with the five game suspension, was just as much Tressel's idea as it was Ohio State's idea.  The whole scam was designed to try and cover up just how dishonest Tressel really was.  Well Tressel is now finished as a college football coach, but he still has to shell out the money.   Believe me, this fine is cheap, compared to the money he just cost Ohio State because of the sanctions that they will receive.  So Tressel is not out of work, Pryor is now out of work, and Ohio State is going to pay severe reprocussions from those two.  Commit the crime and do the time.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 7:42 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

That''s complete bullshit.  Just yet another way for te NCAA to steal money from the people who actually do the work.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:01 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Gee said on Thursday that Tressel will pay the fine, and the school said the details of the payment are still being worked out.
This is official speak for a repayment contract of $100 per month, no interest until paid (June, 2219).

Which is a pretty big dent in Tressel's wallet, especially now that he won't have the regular income as Ohio State's head coach. So even though he won't have to deal with any penalties likely coming Ohio State's way in the future, Tressel will still feel hit in his bank account.
If you really believe this you have not noticed how it is done by college athletic departments. The bet here is that the repayment terms wil never be disclosed. Tressel has certainly lost a great deal in future wages but his past wages and benefits should be ample to provide a nice inheritance for his kids. This is not going to hurt much. What is the old saying?: 'You can't get blood out of a turnip'. Seems about right.



Since: May 14, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:09 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Who gets this $250k?   The rest of us in the Big Ten think OSU should make up the lost revenue
sharing for their actions.




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Maybe he can get a loan from Pryor. 


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