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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: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:42 pm
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Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

I realize that no matter what I say, the OSU apologists will fire back some snarky retort calling me a moron, but this is getting rediculous. Why does Dodd keep writing about this? Because it's the off-season and he's a college football reporter! The reason that the media is hammering OSU so much is because THEY BROUGHT THIS ON! For 10 years, Tressel and the entire program preached high morality, high standards, a clean program winning the right way. This is what THEY sold. Yes, there are many who hate the program, but not everyone who voices an opinion. And no matter what the outcome of all of this is, please don't get the idea confused that the school is punishing itself. The school is back-peddling and throwing one man into the fire. I'm almost 100% certain they will get away with all of this and in a year's time, it will be forgotten but that just speaks to the enormous need for the NCAA to set its rules clearly and enforce them properly.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:33 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods



I rest my case.

Since: May 31, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:24 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

osu is not out of the woods yet.  I think there will be more coming, and I think it will involve TP, cash, mom, and Sarniak (sp?).  There's a paper trail here somewhere, and I think the NCAA is sniffing the scent left by this mess.  osu can defend all they want, but it's going to be  long time on the hot seat.  Don't know why the NCAA wants to talk to tressel, he's lied before, and I think he'd lie again.  It's going to get uglier before it gets prettier.  As for the media assault...this is news folks.  Just because this is your team doesn't matter to the NCAA, and remember osu embarrassed the NCAA trying to play those players in the bowl game.  Can't imagine that helping the osu cause in the least bit.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:24 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

AND then I went ahead and wasted time on him......D@mn it!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:23 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

How happy is Dodd that this could go on for 6-8 weeks!  He doesn't have to sit and think about what to write about!!  He can just keep writing about this over and over and over again like he has for the last 6-8 months!  What a lucky bastard!  Do you think his bosses know he's to lazy to go find some other story?

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

First of all lets get are spelling correct .let me help you with the word received.second  you don't feel loss scholarships is further punishment moron??????  YOUR COMMENT IS QUITE VAGUE!

I am sorry, but you are too dumb to even waste my time with. And like the below poster said, nothing shows how dumb you are more than ripping someone spelling, than misspelling in your reply and using horrible punctuation.

And finally, do you know what "vague" even means??? I am saying that your comment about further punishment is so open-ended that there is no possible way you could be wrong. That is called being vague. I am stating that the only additional punishment will be scholarship loses. That's not vague and I could be wrong.


Sure the spelling is technically correct, but the word you were looking for is "OUR" not "ARE". They really aren't similar in any way, one is pronounced "Ow-Er", the other is pronounced "R." So, either you spelled it wrong or you don't know how to properly use it. Either way you shouldn't be talking about anyone's spelling.

Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:14 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Dodd doesn't do his homework.

Indeed the NCAA sent a letter to OSU.  Below is a quote from a Columbus Dispatch (online) article about the meeting today...

"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."

The NCAA did say there was one issue to be discussed, but that was a month ago, and OSU already worked with the NCAA on that.  What's the deal, Dodd?  Do you do any research at all or do you just fly by the seat of your pants?

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:03 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

S.I. is about as credible as Dodd and ESPN.  Give it a rest.  It's over.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:01 pm

Ohio State not out of the woods

Mark Rea just came out with an outstanding column pointing out the ridiculous double-standard that Dodd and ESPN have applied to Ohio State, say, as compared to Auburn, USC, etc.  Imagine if Ohio State had been accused of the things those schools have been accused.  Yes, Ohio State is just about out-of-the-woods over this comparatively lesser set of transgressions.

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