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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. 

Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 9:19 pm

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Gordon Gee and his even worse tragic fashion (bow tie?  srsly) than tressel's vest shouldnt be putting the screws to the guy who kept his mouth shut to save his and Gene Smith's arses. 

This is ridiculous.  A fully launched investigation into players selling personal items...  I'm expecting a full investigation into other full scholarship students who sell their books at the end of each quarter/semester (varies on institution)  for beer money. Tressel and the 5 suspended players should've taken better stances such as:

1.  Their dad sold the merchandise without their knowledge.  Simply invoking a parent justifies it with the NCAA with no punishment.
2.  Tressel shouldve claimed insanity and convinced the media he thought he was coaching UNC and would be able to keep his job.
3.  Take an even higher profile job before repercussions are handed down.  Job security is number one.
4.  Win a Heisman trophy.  The NCAA only investigates front runners after the player has announced their intention to enter the NFL draft.

I very much dislike Jim Tressel and conference honks which pretty much isolates me from every OSU and SEC fan.  I'm going to give the advantage to OSU fan.  At least you follow your home team and know your rival is EVERY TEAM IN YOUR CONFERENCE. 

It's just pathetic while i watch great games consisting of great players like Renner and Coples or a Tannehill and Gray I'm going to have to listen to the announcers spend 75% of the time talking about this trash which has absolutely nothing to do with whats on the field.

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 8:09 pm

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Something is brewing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NCAA is screwed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Massive Law suit. When you sue the NCAA they go running because they are running a scam on inner city kids.  Kids can't even appeal the process.  What is that all about?  lol 

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 6:54 pm

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Not to worry.  Tressel's good buddy Jesus (or the boosters) will provide.

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