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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
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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.  



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Category: NCAAF
Tags: NCAA, Ohio State
 
Comments

Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

"I have often wondered: Why Ohio State? Why the sheer volume of vitriol directed at one particular program? Imagine for a moment that Troy Smith’s family had been given money and housing worth six figures during the Heisman-winning quarterback’s college career and then the school stonewalled the NCAA investigation for years. Imagine if during his recruitment Pryor’s father had shopped the quarterback’s services for $180,000. Imagine if the Buckeyes had been caught paying a couple of guys nearly $30,000 for 'recruiting services.' Imagine how ESPN would have covered those scandals and then compare it with how the network actually covered investigations at USC, Auburn and Oregon."

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"In the end, it all comes down to a handful of kids being kids – knowing right from wrong but choosing the wrong path anyway. In the end, the Ohio State football program will survive. It will be bloodied but it will survive.

And what of those who have made it their own personal crusade to hinder that survival? Expect no embarrassment or pensive introspection when the NCAA decides the punishment Ohio State has already suggested indeed fits the crime. Like Don Quixote, another tilter at windmills, said, 'I perceive everything I say as absolutely true, and deficient in nothing whatever, and paint it all in my mind exactly as I want it to be.'

Fortunately for the rest of us, in this particular case reality is about to trump perception."

-Mark Rea

I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE NCAA COMES BACK UPHOLDING THE PUNISHMENT THAT OSU HAS LEVIED UPON THEMSELVES.  FOR ONE MOMENT, LETS STEP BACK AND PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE, THE NCAA WILL UPHOLD OHIO STATE'S SELF-IMPOSED PUNISHMENT AFTER AN EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION, A REVIEW OF ALL OF THE EVIDENCE, AND NOTICE AND A HEARING.  DODD WOULD ISSUE THE DEATH PENALTY WITHOUT SO MUCH AS DOING ENOUGH RESEARCH TO SUPPORT AN ARTICLE OF ANY MERIT.  THE SEC CAN TAKE THE OPINIONS OF DODD AND CO..  I'LL STICK WITH THE RULING OF THE NCAA.  

Dodd, you are no journalist and you shame yourself.  Do some research and get serious about your profession.




Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

This won't be over for Mr. Dodd until the final decision is made in 6 to 8 weeks.  Buckeye fans...if you a Dodd column with the words Ohio State or TP or Tressell don't bother reading it unless you like reading negative things about OSU.  For the rest of us this is quite entertaining. Cool




Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Kick 'em out of the B1G and send them to the SEC. Then they won't be considered infractions!



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Please, Mr. Dodd, get over yourself.  It is all but over now.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Meant



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

BAHAHAHAHA!  Pure Greatness.  One day you all WILL REALIZE who runs college football and it ain't an SEC team.  And yes I used "ain't". Further SPARTAN 147 why do you hope OSU gets nailed?  And why would you being born in columbus give your ridiculous comment any creedence?  Let me guess:  The reason you HOPE OSU gets nailed (which won't happen in case you were wondering) is b/c you know what's going to  happen on October 1st.  Same thing that happened in 2008 and 2007 and 2006......I'll keep going if you like......No worries though your scum brethren hasn't had much luck beating OSU either....In fact it's been 2820 days since they last beat OHIO ST in football.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOiQNDUXNE



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

That was mean for GulfCoastView.  Grrr CBS!



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Great Article! I would like to see ESecPN asked the question "why"?  They obviously have an ax to grind for some reason.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:53 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..



Now people are starting to write about you and your integrity...





Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

This entire episode is a debacle.  First the NCAA knowingly allowed suspended, ineligible players to play in the sugar bowl.  THAT AUTOMATICALLY TAKES THEM OUT OF ANY POSITION OF AUTHORITY.....REGARDLESS OF WHAT OSU DID.  OSU COULD HAVE PULLED A $CAM NEWTON AND PAID PLAYERS....DOESN'T MATTER.  NCAA LOST THEIR CREDIBILITY FROM THAT DAY FORWARD AND WOULD SERVE THEMSELVES SOME GOOD TO SHUT THEIR D@MN HOLE AND MOVE ON. This is getting absolutely ridiculous.  And for all the Michigan slime out there and the other cry babies "wah osu brought this on themselves"......"wah&quo
t;....stop your crying and grow a sack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOiQNDUXNE


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