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Ohio State not out of the woods

Posted on: August 12, 2011 1:21 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 4:11 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Despite a swift, four-hour NCAA infractions committee hearing Friday, Ohio State's celebrated, infamous case is not over.

Documents released Friday show that the school was sent an amended notice of allegations by the NCAA in July and warned that it could form "the partial basis" for a charge of lack of institutional control or failure to monitor. That could lead to enhanced penalties if further wrongdoing is found.

The original NCAA notice of allegations did not include such findings. However, the letter seems to suggest that the investigation remains open. The letter from Stephanie Hannah, an NCAA director of enforcement, to an NCAA liaision states the amended notice has to do with the "first allegation."

Allegation No. 1 in the case summary has to do with the Ohio State players trading memorabilia for tattoos from Columbus, Ohio tattoo parlor owner Eddie Rife. The NCAA could be looking into a report that former quarterback Terrelle Pryor made as much as $40,000 during his time in school autographing items. A different report by Sports Illustrated also said the gear-for-tats scandal was much wider than original thought. 

Ohio State AD Gene Smith said, "evidence at this time does not warrant additional allegations ..." The key phrase being "at this time". The biggest news of Friday is that the investigation is not over. The NCAA letter confirms two reports earlier this week that the NCAA was still looking into Ohio State wrongdoing.

A source familiar with the process explained it this way: The parties agreed to deal with what was on the table to this point and went through with Friday's hearing. Usually, that is the final step before penalties are applied approximately eight weeks later. However, there is still a chance Ohio State could be called before the committee for a second hearing.

The school already has self-imposed a vacation of the 2010 season and applied a two-year probation. During a brief statement Friday Smith said the school would forfeit its bowl share from the Sugar Bowl, $338,000. Adding the $800,000 that Smith said the school had spent on the investigation to this point, the case has cost Ohio State more than $1 million.

Jim Tressel and his attorney Gene Marsh had no comment as they left the conference room.  

Category: NCAAF
Tags: NCAA, Ohio State

Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:04 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Yes, those tattoos made our players run faster, hit harder, and frankly piss all over those scUM teams.  Name one recruiting violation that tOSU committed.  It's funny that a scUM fan would comment since they were the ones hit with FTM, and NCAA violations due to practicing too long.  But yes, the tattoos were definitely the competitive advantage.  HAHAHA, of course you will quote Dodd, who has been wrong on everything about this case as facts for what we cheated at, but it's just that, baseless junk.  Thanks for playing, and the laugh.  scUM is on probation for FTM, not tOSU.  IDIOTS  Everywhere.  Don't get your "news" from Dodd or ESPiN, entertainment at best.  

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:40 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Dayton, you seem to think any comment at all about what is happening with tOSU and the NCAA investigation is "bashiing"....It is NOT bashing to simply report on what's happening.  Your negative comments about the THAT is bashing, my friend.  By you definition, the CBS Sportsline writers did indeed bash Auburn and Cam Newton (or at least his father) most of last season.  Same thing with the situation at NC and FSU last year and the year before.  You need to take a deep breath and wait till the dust settles.  tOSU will be back soon enough, and a few years from now will be in NC mix again.

Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:58 am

Ohio State not out of the woods

Are you mentally retarded?

Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:19 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

So Ohio State has cheated to beat Michigan for, what, seven straight years? And it is just now being brought out. How smart are you to think that way. Did Bo leave on his own? Did Carr leave on his own? No. Carr was forced out because he couldn't beat Ohio State. Did Ohio State break some rules? Apparently they did. Did that seems to be the only way Michigan could beat them recently was to get a vacated win. they surely couldn't do it on the field. If that is the way you want to win, by having it given to you even though you couldn't do it on the field, you must have a pretty pathelic life. I expect Michign to win a couple in the few years but don't get too comfortable. The Buckeyes will be back.

Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:13 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Dodd is a joke. He shouldn't be allowed to write childrens books much less write for any sports report. He must be tied up to the SEC since he is the first to bash the Buckeyes just like the SEC fans do.

You don't see him bashing Auburn who bought Cam Newton and the NC last year or LSU who is being investigated. What about North Carolina and Boise. Where are his bashing of those law breakers? You don't hear a word from him there. I hope Ohio State gets nothing more than they already have and see where he is then. I have seen more than one time him saying the NCAA should make an example of Ohio State. I guess when you are winners year in and year out like Ohio State, losers like Dodd will take any  opportunity they can to bash. Ohio State will be back soon and then I want to see him apologize for his ignorance. But he isn't man enough to do so.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Judgement Day 08-12-11 has come & gone.  Decision Day comes in 12 weeks or less.  Would not expect anything else but a appael from the bozo's from tsIo.  Grip yourself while you can suckeye fans. It's hammer time !

Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:32 pm

Ohio State looks to indeed be out of the woods

According to the Columbus Dispatch, "A July 13 letter from NCAA Director of Enforcement Stephanie J. Hannah to the infractions committee noted that one unnamed issue remained to be investigated. Ohio State officials say that has now been addressed."

So maybe this is not so "far from over."  Sorry, Dodd.  You'll have to find another non-story in which you can salivate and gloat while failing utterly to inform. 

Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:13 pm

LOL...OSU can't beat UM without cheating?

The freaking MAC owns UM, not to mention Appy state and any other decent Big 10 team....typical full of themselves UM fan living in the 1930's.

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:04 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Like Michigan is moneybags?  Michigan has become the joke state of the US.

Cute, to ask you to understand why Michigans economy has plummeted would be like asking you to read a newspaper and learn something.  Do you think Michigans fallen economy has anything to do with the rise and fall of the American automobile and the outsourcing of jobs?  No wonder this country and the economy are in shambles, it's uneducated, selfish animals like yourselves that got us to this point.  You will keep turning your head and living in denial until it affects you, then you will get involved.  Keep pointing the finger.

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:57 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Considering tOSU can't beat Michigan without cheating that carries alot of weight.  Do we need to remind you who owns the all-time series?  The fact no coach has ever left tOSU on his own terms in 70 years, the fact you have to cheat to win are definitely jokes.  I would be embarrassed to be a part of that program.

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