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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
 
Comments

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

OSU has become a joke of a sports program.

Seriously? You Meat-chicken fans are the joke. Sure you should be happy that OSU is in trouble. But a Meat-chicken fan calling OSU joke takes the cake. I could remind you of the failures of your school, but I don't have the time or the desire to state the obvious. If either of the two programs are a joke, it would be yours...




Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

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



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

OSU has become a joke of a sports program.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

IZZONE - Agreed!!!

 



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

I would love to take Dodd to the wood shed and beat his @$$.  



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

your links are shallow to vapor in depth and prove nothing, a pro Buckeye blogger and a single tweet (couldn't find one about OSU btw)?  How special is that!



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

your links are shallow to vapor in depth and prove nothing, a pro Buckeye blogger and a single tweet (couldn't find one about OSU btw)?  How special is that!



Since: Mar 17, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Quit your witch hunt...Buckeyes are moving onward and upward...sorry haters!!!



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Dodd,

I hope Pat Forde isn't your source. He just admitted to lying about the letter..

"Dear Shep:


Please regard this letter as follow up to my June 28, 2011, email to you and an

update on the status of The Ohio State University infractions case.

In that email, I indicated that the enforcement staff recently conducted a

conference call with institutional officials regarding the status of the continuing

investigation and pending August 12, 2011, hearing. During the call with the

institution, it was agreed that (1) additional issues remained for investigation, (2)

written responses to the notice of allegations were still due July 5 and (3) we

would reconvene with the institution on July 11 to determine if we need to push

back the hearing date. I also mentioned in my email to you that no additional

allegations had been made by the staff. Please note that since that email.an

amended notice of allegations containing one additional violation related to the

first allegation was issued to the involved parties.

On Monday, the enforcement staff conducted another call with institutional

officials and determined that it is possible to move forward with the August 12

hearing while acknowledging the additional review is necessary. At this point in

the inquiry, the available evidence does not warrant additional allegations;

however, the investigation remains open. As a result, the staff and institution

agreed not to postpone the currently scheduled hearing date of August 12 while

we finalize the investigation of the remaining open issues. The institution

understands and agrees that additional allegations may result from the ongoing

inquiry and that the violations set forth in the current notice of allegations may

form the partial basis for a failure to monitor of lack of institutional control when

viewed in light of any additional violations. The institution also understands that

if new violations are discovered, a second hearing may be necessary.

I also updated Gene Marsh, counsel for Jim Tressel, with the above information,

and he indicated his agreement to moving ahead with the August hearing date,

with the note that he is not privy to the information that has been gathered

subsequent to the issuing of the notice of allegations. Mr. Marsh also stated that

he understood that the continuing investigation could potentially lead to additional

allegations involving Mr. Tressel.  Blah blah, sinceraly"


Why are you coming on here and lying about what Forde said?  He didn't admit to lying.  He admitted to getting the date wrong.  The content is still there, even though it bears a different date.  That, in fact, shows he was telling the truth about the content, quite the opposite of what you are trying to claim.




Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

To explain briefly why this article is an absolute abomination....The notice to OSU that Dodd is referring to is obviously the notice prior to the hearing.  This is an administrative hearing.  Such hearings require NOTICE.  Often times, it is given at multiple points in the proceedings.  Until the hearing is held and the decision announced, the end of the investigation has not occurred.  Dodd would know this if he attended the educational seminar the NCAA put on last year.  However, it is clear that Dodd is not concerned about researching and understanding topics he writes about. 


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