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Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:17 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 12:18 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Part of Ohio State's school-imposed punishment for former head coach Jim Tressel was to attend an NCAA rules seminar this weekend in Tampa. The punishment was issued well before recent revelations regarding Tressel and former Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor, when both thought there was a chance of taking the field in 2011.

But after Tressel's resignation and Pryor's hasty exit, the former head coach opted to skip the rules seminar this weekend. Gene Marsh, Tressel's attorney for the upcoming meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions, told The Columbus Dispatch he understood why Tressel did not attend the seminar. Marsh pointed out that Tressel, who has done no interviews since his resignation, would likely draw unnecessary media attention to the event - which was meant for much more than Ohio State.

Also attending the seminar were Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun and former Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez, among others. Because of the resignation, Tressel will not be obligated to attend Ohio State's meeting with the Committee on Infractions on Aug. 12. Marsh also told the Dispatch that he is unsure if Tressel will appear at the meeting.

Should the COI hold their meeting without Tressel, it could have an effect on where the blame is placed as the committee sorts through the details of the violations. Some have suggested that Tressel should be present in order to have a chance to defend himself, others believe that less emphasis on the former coach will lead to more blame placed on the university. One thing is for sure, if Tressel skips the COI meeting as well there will be a lot less questions answered and more speculation into the shady ongoings with the football program in Columbus.
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Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

Tressel is done coaching in the NCAA because HE SAYS SO!! 



Lol.  That is like quitting a job after you're fired.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

"Tressel is done coaching in the NCAA because HE SAYS SO!!"

Where and when did he say it, and where is it written by someone other than a Buckeye homer?  I think Tressel is done coaching in the NCAA because the NCAA will say so.  I am curious if tressel actually said that or if buckeye fans are simply speaking for him. 



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:55 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

I don't expect Tressel or Pryor to testify before the NCAA in August

Jim Tressel will absolutely be at the August 12th hearing before the NCAA.  And why on earth would Pryor be there (even if he was still on the team)?  Rumor has it the Terrelle and Gruden are in the early stages of an espn reality show??





Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:51 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

Tressel is done coaching in the NCAA because HE SAYS SO!! 



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:45 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

I have not heard or read anywhere where tressel has officially retired, but I am now sure that he has, at least in the college ranks.  If he gets the itch to coach again, I do not doubt that he can be a position coach or a coordinator in the professional ranks.  The fact that he is not attending this siminar means that he is done with college.  I am sure he realizes that he really has no choice at this point as the NCAA is going to hit him with a serious show-cause order.  Tressel is done, and he should be.  So much for all those Ohio State fans telling the rest of us how he would be back coaching in a couple of years. 



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:44 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

I don't expect Tressel or Pryor to testify before the NCAA in August. But just like those accused of a crime who choose not to testify at their owntrial, it may not help OSU. The tat parlor owner has plea bargained with the feds. He will now have an incentive (to reduce his sentence) to give information to incriminate others. I don't know if there will be any cooperation between the feds and the NCAA. Maybe, maybe not. I just think that the NCAA will use other means to investigate this to the fullest extent. There is just too much media attention and scrutiny to ignore this. I also wonder if the IRS will look at the cash Pryor got as unreported taxable income. That is the exact thing that put Pete Rose in prison (unreported income from memorabilia sales). $20,000 to $40,000 may not be enough to cause them to look, considering he had no other income.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:29 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

BECAUSE HE RETIRED FROM COACHING. 



Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:23 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

Reason why Tressel didn't go.....RULES, RULES,  I don't want any stinking rules. I make up my own rules.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:42 am
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

Why go? Tressel has had a pattern of cheating and not caring all the way back to Youngstown.  He probably believes he will land on his feet somewhere and get another job so why waste his time.  The article earlier this week of the coach who had to have 8 years of just cause.  I believe that Tressel should have a decade of just cause.  From everything I have read here, SI, ESPN, and other sources he ran a dirty program and did not care. Come on it was more than tattoos. The argument that everyone is doing it might be true but you were so blatant that you got caught.  I hope the NCAA looks at this and sees he has learned nothing and does not care.  He should have still gone and just declined to speak, duh!  I know he has not done any interviews but he did have a prep rally on his front yard.  Tressel has probably been advised by his lawyer to keep his mouth shut.  I think when the emails and the phone records are released there will be more trouble coming his way.



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Tressel skipped NCAA rules seminar this weekend

Yeah and we all believe that cuz Tressel was SUCH an honest man and told us how to live, and Pryor was his protege....


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