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Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:45 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 4:49 pm

Posted by Adam Jacobi

For the Ohio State Buckeyes, their freshmen were causing a stir at the team's first news conference of the season sporting some snazzy black and red "JT" wristbands -- ostensibly in support of ousted head coach Jim Tressel, unless they too want to know why Justin Timberlake hasn't been making music recently. Probably more the Tressel thing though.

At any rate, the school (predictably) found out about the wristbands, and within a flash, said wristbands were no more:

Ohio State issued a recall on “JT” wristbands Wednesday night, hours after several freshmen football players wore them to a news conference as a show of support for former coach Jim Tressel.

“They were pulled back out of concern, just being cautious,” team spokesman Jerry Emig said yesterday, adding that their use had not been run past the compliance department before their distribution.  

In other words, the athletic department wasn't concerned with the appearance of its football players supporting a recently fired coach who had probably just committed the worst NCAA violations in program history -- it was just concerned with potential compliance issues in case someone interpreted the players' actions as promoting the wristbands. Fine set of priorities the NCAA has fostered these days, isn't it?

Also, as Graham Watson correctly notes over at Y!, nobody showed up wearing a TP bracelet, nor has anyone apparently gone through the trouble of making one. Surely there must be a reason why Tressel's getting the "tragic hero" treatment while Terrelle Pryor's being left out in the cold once again, right?

[Photo via Fred Squillante, Columbus Dispatch] 


Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 2:33 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

So this is a true story.  I was talking with my brother-in-law yesterday who happened to spend 6 weeks in Africa.  During out talk he mentioned one of the team mates that was just obnoxious and incredibly immature.  Furthermore, this person didn't have a good sense of reality.  I asked my brother-in-law where this team mate was from and he said, "Columbus."  I just looked at him and said, "Say no more."  

Columbus - They just don't get it! 

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 2:01 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

in honour of JT's memory..the entire team should have an auto-erotic asphyxia party!!!!

Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:57 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

Then you should like the "U" either for all their violations in the 90's.  What does the U stand for now anyway?  Underskilled football talent?

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:43 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

These kids are just freshman.  Old JT will have to live with his incredibly poor behavior and decision making that was the antithesis of what he professed he believed about God and country.  He is no longer worthy of being a role model.  He made the choice of becoming the SINATOR.  Let him live with that and let's hope the Buckeye frosh find more worthy examples to follow.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:00 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

@ Spokane Mark, they didn't have time for tattoos, they were too busy reading "Texas Longhorns 2010 -- how to go from National Title game to National turds." True story.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2011 12:13 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

Why didn't they all just go to the free tattoo parlor and have JT tatted on their foreheads?

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 12:08 pm

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day


You need to calm down.

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:46 am

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

No Mas!
Time to forget about JT!

Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:41 am

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day

Wristbands?  Show some real dedication and get a "JT" tattoo.  I think Terrelle Pryor can hook you up with a local guy right there in Columbus.

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:21 am

Buckeyes ditch 'JT' wristbands after one day


I think your IDIOT mommy should place you & your 2yo public school education in time out.  You act like Tressel did nothing wrong.  The stupid fool tried to cover up T peezofsh*t's violations.  Tressel knew rules were being broken & instead of being a stand up MAN he decided to do the easy thing & lie about it.  Then the stupid fool put his signature on it.  I bet your favorite flavor koolaid is Tressel Piss.  Quit acting like Tressel is some kind of hero or martyr... he was a lying sack of cr*p.  He knew he was lying & then continued to cover it up.  I hope the NCAA acts justly... I want there to be consistence in what the NCAA does.. I believe in justice... Tressel is being chucked under the bus by OSU... Gee & Smith are to blame as well... but are trying to cover their @sses.  

Here is an example... I liked Chip Kelly.. I am not an Oregon fan, but I used to cheer them on.. now that they appear to be dirty.. I want the truth to come out on them & for them to be punished as well.  Same as USC, Auburn, Tenn, and any other cheaters.  I want punishments to be consistent.  I am not going to make excuses for schools that I like when they get caught cheating.  If that happens, then I want them to be hit as well.  I want to see college sports cleaned up... across the board. I was a Reggie Bush fan... but I can't cheer the guy on.  Its just too easy to for you to lash out at everyone else for being a hypocrite, just because you & the school you cheer for were lying sacks of cr*p.  Quit assuming that everyone who posts on this site is as low as you, TPeezy, and Tressel.

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