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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: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

OUR   OR ARE  SPELLING IS CORRECT...MORON



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

OUR   OR ARE  SPELLING IS CORRECT...MORON



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

A quick note for anyone following Dodd on this matter. He bitterly hates Ohio St., and shows consistent bias on Ohio St. related issues. If you similarly hate Ohio St. and want to revel in hyperbole about about infractions blown completely out of proportion, interrupted by the occasional heartfelt defense of Auburn and the Newtons, you have found the right site. Ohio St. kids sold trinkets for tattoos, and the coach covered it up. The coach and the kids are gone or suspended, the ill-gotten wins vacated, and the bowl money returned. Dodd and the rest of the media lynch mob have had their turn to try the case. Now Ohio St. will face the NCAA in a quasi-judicial proceeding, where the assertions of anonymous felons are inadmissable and Ohio gets to actually defend itself (gasp!). Prayers for the death penalty will go unanswered.

If you want reasoned analysis and a sobre view of the proceedings, I suggest Stewart Mandel at si.com. Cbsports and ESPN (as usual) have become completely thrown off the handle on this one (Who remembers Norma McGill, Marco Cooper, et. al., and what-ever did happen to all of those non-sensical Clarett era accusations? Ohio St. must have been punished severly right? I mean, the media was certain all of those assertions were absolutely true, and they must have been, I read it right here...but now I can't seem to find a link to what must have been clear and decisive punitive action....curious).



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

If you are going to correct someones spelling it would be "our" not are.  Moron




Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:46 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 dont feel loss scholarships is further punishment moron??????  YOUR COMMENT IS QUITE VAGUE!



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Dodd has apparently never read the July 21 letter from the NCAA to OSU.

In other words, it's over. Move along now Dodd.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

Dodd,

How thin is that string you're still holding onto?



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

They will receive further punishment by the time this is over!

Ladies and Gentleman...... Nostradamus is in the building.... I bet sometime today it will rain somewhere too.....

Talk about a vague comment. The actually already have recieved additional punishment. They gave back their share of the BCS money. And they probably will lose some scholarships. Keep dreaming OSU obsession-ist.



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

September 12, 2012. ESPN and CBSSports are now reporting that Jim Tressel worked with Lee Harvey Oswald in the planning of the assassination of President John F Kennedy and that both Gee and Smith knew about his involvement but promised to keep it hidden as long as Tressel continued beating Michigan 4 out of every 5 years. In a related story neither ESPN nor CBSSports could not find any evidence of racism in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, South Carolina or Kentucky during the 1960s.

Mr Dodd, you crack me up. I am a UNC grad and just glad your ire doesn't focus on Chapel Hill or we may get the death penalty. The bias I observe seems to be getting ugly. All I can say is that this story doesn't seem nearly as big as it is being made out to be by some media outlets, not as small as Buckeye fans are saying, and not as interesting as the Cam Newton case which got 1/5th the coverage. Please try to be objective and don't book a trip to the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Ohio State not out of the woods

They will receive further punishment by the time this is over!


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